This brief account concentrates on the results of the third consecutive summer (9 June–18 July) of excavations at Büyüktepe Höyük, a collaborative expedition between the University of Melbourne and Erzurum Museum conducted by a staff of fifteen. Many thanks are due to the Ministry of Culture and the Directorate of Museums and Monuments for granting permission to carry out the research, and to their officers who once again showed their customary helpfulness. These gentlemen, particularly Mesut Güngör, Director of Culture at Erzurum, Abdullah Taşdelen, Director of Erzurum Museum, and Hilmi Özkorucuklu, representative of the Ministry of Culture, are primarily responsible for ensuring that our work progressed without any interruptions. We were delighted by a visit from the
Valiof Bayburt and his staff, as well as authorities from Demirözü, including the Kaymakan, who made us welcome and gave us much assistance.