Date: 6-9 September 2019
Place: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Application Deadline: 15 April 2019
The program 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 presentations by guest scholars.
All readings will be provided electronically. Study collections will be accessible during the course periods.
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 the 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 is currently an Environmental Archaeology Fellow at ANAMED. 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 Autonomous Republic of Naxçıvan and in Lerik Province in southeastern Azerbeijan.
Certificates and transcripts
ANAMED issues certificates to all students who successfully complete the program.
Airfare, visa arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of each participant.
There are no fees for participation in this program. Each participant will receive a program scholarship.
Scholarships are provided by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED).
ANAMED will offer program scholarships to each admitted participant, selected by the program instructors based on merit. The scholarship covers full tuition, accommodation at ANAMED (single room), lunches during the program, and full access to the ANAMED Library. Program participants will be required to pay only for airfare and personal expenses.
Domestic flights for 10 participants will be covered by a travel scholarship. In order to be considered for a travel scholarship, please indicate your interest by including an additional paragraph describing your needs in your Statement of Purpose.
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