The papers published in this volume were among those presented at the 14th International ANAMED Annual Symposium (IAAS), held at Istanbul’s Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in 2019. Bringing together archaeologists and heritage professionals from diverse backgrounds engaged in the conservation of archaeological and natural sites, the symposium focused on topics of heritage conservation and development in Turkey, with a particular focus on World Heritage Sites.
The papers in this volume explore the conservation and future of archaeological and natural heritage, including but not limited to the World Heritage Convention and its application in Turkey, site conservation and financing of conservation work, community engagement during archaeological research, and public perceptions of archaeology. Providing reflection on and critical assessment of their own work, the authors discuss both achievements and problems to create a clearer picture of what works and what does not work in certain conditions.
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NİLGUN OZ and CHRISTINA LUKE – Introduction
I. Perspectives & Policy
ISABELLE ANATOLE-GABRIEL and BURCU OZDEMİR – From the World Heritage Convention Perspective: Overview of Archaeological Sites in the Europe Region and the Role of Turkey
EVRİM ULUSAN – Inscription of Archaeological Sites: A Turkish Experience with the World Heritage List
ZEKİ KAYA – UNESCO World Natural Heritage Nominations: Potential Areas and Difficulties of Nomination in Turkey
IŞILAY GURSU, GUL PULHAN, and LUTGARDE VANDEPUT – “We Asked 3,601 People”: A Nationwide Public Opinion Poll on Attitudes Towards Archaeology and Archaeological Assets in Turkey
II. Archaeology & World Heritage in Turkey
MORITZ KINZEL, LEE CLARE, ULRICH MANIA, ANDREAS SCHACHNER, SECİL TEZER ALTAY, and FELIX PIRSON – German Archaeological Institute: Past, Present, and Future Heritage Conservation Strategies
THOMAS L. KAEFER and KATHERINE E. WELCH – The Past and the Future of World Heritage: Anastylosis at Aphrodisias
III. Heritage, Histories & Communities
CAITLIN R. O’GRADY – Conservation and the Archaeological Gaze: Field Manuals and Handbooks
CİĞDEM MANER – The Entanglement of Sacred Springs and Mountains with Cult and Political Ecologies: The Ivriz Cultural Landscape
BURCU ERCİYAS – Where Did We Go Wrong? Heritage Conservation, Community and Archaeology at Komana
ZAFER DERİN and MUGE CENGİZ – Transformation of an Urban Archaeological Site with a View to Community and Education: The Visitor Center of Yeşilova Höyük
NİLGUN OZ and CHRISTINA LUKE – Epilogue