Özfırat, A., "Eriqua and Minuahinili: An Early Iron Age-Nairi Kingdom and the Urartian Province on the Northern Slope of Mt Ağrı (Settlement Complexes at Melekli and Karakoyunlu)", TUBA-AR (Turkish Academy of Sciences Journal of Archaeology) 21, 2017: 63-92.
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Highland of eastern Anatolia, southern Transcaucasia and northwestern Iran were divided among a great number of local polities in the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age (c. 1600-900 BC). By the change of political power, regional landscape previously consisted of small local polities largely transformed into a province of the kingdom of Urartu (Middle Iron Age, c. 900-600 BC). The Urartian conquest of the Araxes valley-Mt Ağrı region began the earlier stage of the kingdom. Some of the sites that we investigated in the region show a developed and complex system. These settlement complexes were located in central area of geographical units. Each of the them covers interrelated units in a vast