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Çayönü image 1

1) The location of Çayönü, in a fertile plain between the Upper Tigris and the intermontane basins beyond the Taurus, linked both to east and west.

NASA Blue Marble true-colour global imagery [1km resolution]

Çayönü image 2

2) The axis marked by a red line, followed by the Assyrian and Roman road systems, passes through Ergani basin, in which the site is located.

Landsat image, 30m resolution, circa 1990, with Band 7 displayed as red, Band 4 as green and Band 2 as blue.
Landsat TM imagery provided by NASA.

Çayönü image 3

3) A location-map of the site (after Özdoğan), overlain on 30m Landsat imagery. The site itself overlooks the floodplain of a stream descending from the mountains. A nearby railway-line emphasises its location on a natural routeway.

Landsat TM imagery provided by NASA.



How to cite this page: Andrew Sherratt (2004), 'Sites from Satellites: Çayönü, Turkey', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1,, Accessed: 20 June 2018