Environmental Archaeology Online Program

Turkish Program Dates: 2June – 23 July 2021 

English Program Dates: 5 July – 2 August 2021

Application Deadline: 31 May 2021, 23:59 (Turkey local time)

Prepared by ANAMED and offered thanks to Koç University Online Programs, ENVARCH101 and ENVARCH101TR are designed to introduce participants to environmental archaeology broadly, including a survey of research questions and methods, and to explore two important subfields in-depth: archaeobotany and zooarchaeology.

The program is available in both English and Turkish.



1. Requirements

The program is open to undergraduates and graduates from related fields. Researchers working on Anatolia are also encouraged to apply.



2. Classes & Activities

Both programs will be available to you for a month, and you are free to complete the lessons according to your own pace. The program can be followed at any time, day, and place via remote access. 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 (2018-2020 ANAMED Environmental Archaeology 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
(2018-2020 ANAMED Environmental Archaeology 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 program language you selected (Turkish or English).



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 will be unable to participate in future offerings of the Environmental 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 anamedprograms@ku.edu.tr



8. How to Apply

Before you apply, please do not forget to review the “1. Requirements” section and make sure that you are eligible to apply.

To complete your application please fill in the Application Form.

It is important to underline that, owing to the functionality of the online form, the application must be completed and submitted in one session without closing the browser window. For a list of information required in the application form, click here.

Application Deadline:31 May 2021, 23:59 (Turkey local time)
The results will be announced in mid-June.

Please kindly get in contact with anamedprograms@ku.edu.tr for further inquiry.