Early Iron Age – Classical period Sinope: settlement, colonisation and Black Sea networks


Year(s): 2015-2018 

Grant Recipient(s): Jane Rempel & Sue Sherratt, University of Sheffield


Funding:  BIAA

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.

Resulting Publications: 

  • Doonan, O. et al. 2016. Sinope ancient Kale excavations 2015: towards a new model of mobile fishing communities and incipient trade in the Black Sea. Antiquity Project Gallery Issue 352 June 2016 http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/578
  • Rempel, J. et al. 2015. Settlement, colonisation and Black Sea networks: Early Iron Age to Classical Sinope. Heritage Turkey 5, 30-31.
  • Rempel, J. et al. 2016. Sinop Kale Excavations 2016: Investigating the Hellenistic fortification wall and handmade pottery assemblages. Heritage Turkey.
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