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•• Introduction

INTRODUCTION

   
 
     
 
     
 
     
     

In 1993 the Kerkenes Project was inaugurated to study the Iron Age capital that had once stood on the Kerkenes Dag which overshadows the village of Sahmuratli. From the outset, the Project Directors were conscious that this international research project would not only have an impact on the village and the local area, but also that it had potential for development at regional and inter-regional level. A central concern was, and continues to be, that any impact, social, cultural or economic, should be for the benefit of the village and the region.