Grant Recipient(s): Jane Rempel & Sue Sherratt, University of Sheffield
Under BIAA SRI(s): Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and environmental perspective
Website: http://srapexcavation.wixsite.com/kale; http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/578; https://www.facebook.com/SinopKaleExcavations
Summary: Collaboration in the Sinop Kale Excavations (SKE) at ancient Sinope, investigating the nature of late prehistoric activity at the site and the impact of early Greek settlement, in order to nuance our understanding of larger Black Sea networks in these periods. SKE, directed by Professor Owen Doonan (California State University Northridge), builds on more than a decade of survey and environmental research conducted by the Sinop Regional Archaeological Project. Its aim is to investigate the nature of pre-Greek settlement as well as the early Greek settlement and its later development.