FINDS and ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES IN THE MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
The first archaeological site to be investigated within the METU CAMPUS is located at Ahlatlıbel (Koşay, H. Z. 1934:5). Koçunbeli and Yalıncak archaeological sites located on the skirts of the highland to 2 km north of Ahlatlıbel, have drawn the attention of the archaeological communities due to the research and excavations carried out in the 1960s (Tezcan, B. 1964;Tezcan, B. 1966a;Tezcan, B. 1966b). As a result of the excavations carried out in the METU Campus in recent years, new archaeological sites have been recognized (Bertram, J.-İlgezdi, G. 2009). Among these sites, a Hellenistic period farm settlement (?) with a fortification wall found on the bank of Eymir Lake and a late Roman/Byzantine period settlement exposed during extension works of Konya Highway are significant.