Environmental Archaeology Online Program (ENVARCH101)

: 13 July 2020, 16:30 – 13 August 2020, 16:30

Language: English

Application Deadline: –

Offered thanks to Koç University Online Programs and prepared by ANAMED, ENVARCH101 is designed to introduce participants to environmental archaeology broadly, including a survey of research questions and methods, and to explore in-depth two important subfields: archaeobotany and zooarchaeology. It will comprise lectures, hands-on practical instruction and a site tour/visits.

The program is available in both English and Turkish.


1. Requirements

Participants at all education levels, from undergraduates to established researchers, are encouraged to apply.


2. Classes & Activities

The program will be available to you for a month between July 13 and August 13, and you are free to complete the lessons according to your own pace. It can be followed at any time, day, and place via remote access before August 13. All you need to have is your computer, an internet connection, and your account information.

The program consists of 3 sections and 13 modules in total. Each module is approximately 20–25 minutes long, and at the end of each module you are asked to answer multiple-choice quiz questions.


3. Materials

All program materials are digital and will be provided by ANAMED through the online program platform. It is not possible to download presentations or videos. They are available only on the platform during the program dates. Please do not forget to take notes. Additionally, please note that all materials are copyrighted and recording the videos is not permitted.


4. Instructors

Müge Ergun (Koç University, ANAMED Fellow)

Müge Ergun is an archaeologist and archaeobotanist who holds a Ph.D. from Istanbul University’s Department of Prehistory and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Doctoral School of Archaeology (co-tutelle, 2016), and an M.A. from Istanbul University’s Department of Prehistory (2009). Her research focuses on people-plant interactions, plant-based activities in daily and seasonal routines, and their effects on the economic and socio-cultural lives of communities, with a special interest in the beginnings of agriculture and the domestication process in Southwest Asia. She has recently been working on projects focusing on early Neolithic communities from Central Anatolia (Aşıklı Höyük and Balıklı) and North Cyprus (Tatlısu- Çiftlikdüzü (Akanthou-Arkosykos)).

Hannah Lau 
(Koç University, ANAMED Fellow)

Hannah Lau is an anthropological archaeologist whose research uses zooarchaeological data to examine the relationship between ancient peoples’ animal management practices, the environment, and sociopolitical complexity. She received her Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles (2016) where her work documented social and economic cooperation and coordination in agropastoral production among inhabitants at the Halaf period site of Domuztepe (ca. 6000–5450 BCE) in southeastern Turkey. Dr. Lau has fieldwork experience at a number of sites in the Near East and South Caucasus. In addition to her work in Turkey, she has worked in Azerbaijan since 2009 in the southeastern province of Lerik and in the Autonomous Republic of Naxçıvan.


5. Certificates

Koç University will issue participation certificates to all students who successfully complete the program. Your certificate will be prepared in the language (Turkish or English) you choose to take the program.


6. Fees

There are no fees for participation in this online program.


7. Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many times will the program be offered online?
    Online program periods will be announced from the website and social media accounts of ANAMED.
  • Can I register again if I leave the program without completing it or if I cannot finish on time?
    Unfortunately, participants who do not successfully complete the program during the program dates (July 13–August 13) will be unable to participate in future offerings of the Environment Archaeology Online Program.
  • Who should I contact if I have access problems or a content question?
    We will support you for both technical and content-related issues and questions. The contact address for your questions is envarch@ku.edu.tr.