An Ingot Fragment of Tin from EBA Royal Tombs at Alacahöyük, Anatolia

Yalçın Ü., Yalçın H. G.

SDÜ Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, no.50, pp.233-239, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


While the rich grave goods from the Early Bronze Age royal tombs of Alacahöyük were in focus of archaeological interest, the other inconspicuous finds such as scrap metal, tools and implements received little attention, including a piece of metal wrapped in cloth from tomb A. This piece, which has been identified as a remnant of a tin ingot, is of particular significance, as it constitutes the oldest tin ingot in the Old World to date.