FORESTIST
Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

Identification of Woods Used in the Coffins of Juliopolis Necropolis in Çayırhan-Nallıhan-Ankara

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İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Orman Botaniği Anabilim Dalı, Bahçeköy - İstanbul

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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi, Ulus-Ankara

FORESTIST 2011; 61: 105-114
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.07702
Read: 519 Downloads: 388 Published: 26 December 2019

Wood identification studies were performed on six wood pieces from a grave excavated in Juliopolis Necropolis at Çayırhan – Nallıhan – Ankara. All woods used in building of two coffins were belonging to Juniper (Juniperus L.) trees. In the region where is around of the excavation area, two species (Juniperus foetidissima Bieb. and Juniperus excelsa L.) in the form of tree naturally grow. All samples identified are the woods of Juniperus foetidissima. This genus, juniper, has a very resistant wood to decay, and therefore it was widely used in construction during the centuries. 

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