Studies of archaeological cultural heritage typically focus on sites and landscapes threatened by military conflict, while threats from development and urban expansion are often more common. Excavations at Çadır Höyük began as a salvage campaign in advance of the construction of the Gelingüllü Dam—a modern infrastructural project. While our team has been excavating since 1994, the mound of Çadır Höyük and our host village of Peyniryemez have been recorded in maps and historical documents stretching as far back as the fifteenth century CE. This article examines the history of archaeological engagement at the site with a particular focus on the cartographic and visual record.

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