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Digging up Complex Urban Sites: Integrative Approaches to the Archaeology of Kültepe-Kanesh - 04-05-


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 04-05-06-07 /08/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Kültepe (Kayseri, Turkey)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Fikri Kulakoǧlu (Ankara University); Levent Atici (University of Nevada)





DAY 1: Friday, August 4, 2017 SESSION 1: Contemporary Issues in Surveying, Excavating, and Dating Complex Urban Sites • Survey and remote-sensing techniques • Excavation techniques • Digital archaeology • Paleogeography, paleoecology, geoarchaeology, microarchaeology, micromorphology, and sedimentology • Archaeometry • History and philology DAY 2: Saturday, August 5, 2017 SESSION 2: Contemporary Issues in Provisioning Complex Urban Sites • Human osteology/physical anthropology • Zooarchaeology • Archaeobotany • Stable isotope geochemistry • History and philology DAY 3: Sunday, August 6, 2017 SESSION 3: Contemporary Issues in Conserving, Restoring, Preserving, Curating, and Managing Complex Urban Sites • Conservation, Restoration, and Preservation • Cultural Resource Management • Site management • Data storage, curation, and sharing • Virtual history and philology DAY 4: Monday, August 7, 2017 ROUNDTABLE: Integrating Kültepe Participants convene to review and assess all the results and to provide recommendations for how the present and future research at Kültepe could be best integrated. More specifically, researchers working at Kültepe may explicitly voice their needs as well as their suggestions; in the same vein, the project directorship may also explicitly communicate the needs and suggestions. Thus, the two-way, face-to-face communication among numerous stakeholders may advance site’s research agendas and programs.

All participants are required to fund their own trip to Kayseri. Beyond that everything is fully financed, including accommodations, meals and local transportation. Meetings take place in the conference hall at the site itself, where also coffee and refreshments will be served during the day. Evenings will feature talks in the field by scholars working on material from the site. Attendees will also enjoy barbecue dinners within sight of the site. No formal attire is required, but you may consider bringing shorts for the day and a warm sweater for sitting outside after sundown.

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