Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

  • New term excavations start at city of Troy with Turkish team

    on Apr 7, 14 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Archaic period, Bronze age, Excavation, Iron Age, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on New term excavations start at city of Troy with Turkish team

    New term excavations in the 5,000-year-old ancient city of Troy, which is located within the borders of the Tevfikiye village in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, will be carried out by a Turkish team for the first time. Under the auspices of Tübingen University, German archaeologists have so far worked in the ancient city with the sponsorship of German companies. A sponsorship agreement was signed on March 11 between the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) and a company working in the iron, steel and energy field. In the signing ceremony, ÇOMÜ rector Professor Sedar Laçiner

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  • HAEMUS will take part at the upcoming EAA conference 2014 in Istanbul

    on Mar 11, 14 • in Archaeology, Conference, Management, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey • with Comments Off on HAEMUS will take part at the upcoming EAA conference 2014 in Istanbul

    Members of HAEMUS will take part at the upcoming European Association of Archaeologist‘ 20th annual meeting, scheduled for September 10-14, 2014, at at the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Vasilka Dimitrovska, M. Sci in archaeology HAEMUS – center for scientific research and promotion of culture Session T02S008 Managing archaeological heritage Management of cultural heritage – reflection from the Republic of Macedonia  The independence of the Republic of Macedonia created the necessary preconditions for the transformation of cultural institutions. For the most part, the transformation meant decentralization of government-funded institutions. However, the law was not very helpful

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  • Byzantine lady’s face revealed, given name of Maria

    on Feb 4, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Byzantine, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Byzantine lady’s face revealed, given name of Maria

      The face of a 1,000-year-old skeleton, which was unearthed during the Marmaray project excavations in Istanbul’s Yenikapı, was restructured by the Yıldız Technical University Istanbul Historic Peninsula Application and Research Center Biological Material Inspection Commission. The skeleton was named Maria by the commission president Mehmet Görgülü because it was the most popular name in that era. This ancient lady is estimated to have been 30 years old when she died, had red hair and was a member of one of the noble Byzantium families. Görgülü, who is a general surgery and medical sciences specialist,

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  • CfP: 7th International Association for Southeast European Anthropology Congress, Istanbul 2014

    on Feb 3, 14 • in Anthropology, Conference, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on CfP: 7th International Association for Southeast European Anthropology Congress, Istanbul 2014

    7th InASEA Conference “Cultures of Crisis: Experiencing and Coping With Upheavals and Disasters in Southeast Europe”, Sept. 18–21, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Call for Papers Both the history of the last two centuries and the present of Southeast Europe are marked by deep transformations and upheavals. The emergence and disappearance of states, ethnic conflicts and wars, the fundamental changes of political systems and social order, deep economic crises as well as natural disasters are only the more visible ones of these upheavals. Many of these events were experienced as deep crises that forced people to adapt

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  • Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    on Jan 15, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    Two pots, each containing small bronze tools, a pierced eggshell (one of which was intact), and a coin, have been uncovered on top of the remains of an elite building at Sardis thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake in A.D. 17. A new building had been constructed over the rubble and the deposits. Elizabeth Raubolt of the University of Missouri, Columbia, thinks that the assemblages may have been intended to protect the new building from future disasters. The Roman historian Pliny recorded how people would break or pierce eggshells after eating in order to ward

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  • CATALHOYUK MURAL MAY DEPICT ANCIENT VOLCANIC ERUPTION

    on Jan 9, 14 • in Archaeology, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on CATALHOYUK MURAL MAY DEPICT ANCIENT VOLCANIC ERUPTION

    Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journalPLOS ONE by Axel Schmitt from the University of California Los Angeles and colleagues from other institutions. Scientists analyzed rocks from the nearby Hasan Dagi volcano in order to determine whether it was the volcano depicted in the mural from ~6600 BC in the Catalhöyük Neolithic site in central Turkey. To determine if Hasan Dagi was active during that time, scientists collected and analyzed volcanic rock samples

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