A list of BIAA-supported Interdisciplinary projects within archaeology-related disciplines
Start: 2013 - End: 2019
A joint CHM project (BIAA & Hacettepe University) that builds on results of the Aspendos Archaeological Project and the Pisidia Survey Project.
Start: 1982 - End: 2012
A regional project launched in 1982 with the aim to record monuments, inscriptions and other identifiable surface remains of the Classical and Postclassical period.
Start: 2000 - End: 2011
Neil Roberts directed a project that produced a well-dated regional history of climate change in Anatolia, which is able to contribute to the larger debate about the relationship between climate variations and cultural change. It was undertaken by the MTA Institute and the CNRS Physical Geography Laboratory at Meudon.
Start: 2006 - End: 2010
Between 2006 and 2010 an international and inter-disciplinary research project was undertaken on Akkerman fortress (located on the Black Sea in Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, Ukraine). Beyond undertaking a thorough architectural survey of the site, researchers also conducted a review of Ottoman archival documents about the fortress.
Start: 2005 - End: 2010
Darrel Maddy and Tuncer Demir co-directed a project dealing with climate and environmental change in the Gediz river valley. Following work between 2001 and 2004 supported by NERC, further fieldwork funded by the BIAA was undertaken between 2005 and 2010 and was primarily focused on extracting records of palaeoenvironmental or climate change for the last 2.4 million years by studying deposits found in the Gediz river drainage system.
Start: 2009 - End: 2009
In 2009 Andrew Peacock studied Turkey’s frontier region (the northeast area, between Lake Van and the Black Sea) during Medieval times. The Turkish groups that began to settle in the region in the 11th century AD and their impact on the Christian population was particularly focused on.
Start: 2005 - End: 2009
This project was initiated to investigate northeast Turkey’s climate history, vegetation, and landscape change. Between 2005 and 2009, Warren Eastwood directed work that looked at natural “archives” (such as tree-rings and speleothems, and fossils) to accurately reconstruct a regional climate history.
Start: 2002 - End: 2006
The project aimed at examining the area between Mut and Karaman that was threatened with flooding by the construction of the Mut dam.
Start: 2002 - End: 2005
Beginning in spring 2002, Gina Coulthardl directed an initiative that aimed to promote Black Sea studies. Scholars involved in the project were provided with academic and financial support for their projects, and were linked into a network of other scholars focusing on similar regions or issues.
Start: 1994 - End: 2005
Five years were spent excavating at the early site of Pınarbaşı under the direction of Douglas Baird and Mehmet Doğan. The discoveries made at Pınarbaşı were valuable for their contribution to the larger discussion on sedentism in central Anatolia and its precipitating factors.
Start: 1995 - End: 2003
During work on the Anastasian Wall a separate project was initiated that focused on Constantinople’s water supply. Between 1995 and 2003, researchers studied the longest and latest complex of antique aqueducts, constructed towards the end of the fourth century AD.
Start: 1995 - End: 2000
Kyriacos Lambrianides and Nigel Spencer led an archaeological project at the Madra Çay delta between 1995 and 2000. It was a collaborative project with team members from multiple universities, and included geomorphological survey work and borehole sampling.
Start: 1992 - End: 1992
In 1992, the Amasya Museum Ancient Coin Catalogue project was launched as a joint collaboration involving the BIAA, Amasya Museum, and Warwick University. Stanley and Helen Ireland catalogued about 6000 ancient coins from Amasya Museum’s collection, ranging in period from the Hellenistic to the late Byzantine.
Start: 1988 - End: 1990
In 1988 the Pisidia Survey Project initiated a new site at Ariassos under the direction of Stephen Mitchell. A plan of the site was created, inscriptions were recorded, and structures were studied – all of which allowed for a picture of Ariassos’ history to emerge with greater clarity.
Start: 1985 - End: 1989
Between 1985 and 1989, Stephen Mitchell and Marc Waelkens directed work at Sagalassos as part of the larger Pisidia Survey Project. Site plans were made, and city features – such as the aqueduct and water system, baths, temples, and a potters’ quarter – were studied extensively. Marc Waelkens initiated a major excavation in 1990 which has continues to the present.
Start: 1985 - End: 1987
In 1985 a new Pisidia Survey Project site was initiated at Cremna, under the direction of Stephen Mitchell. In three seasons of work, the team was successful in creating accurate city plans and surveying many architectural structures, in addition to discovering architectural remnants comprising one of the best documented sieges of the Roman Imperial era.
Start: 1982 - End: 1984
The survey at Pisidian Antioch was directed by Stephen Mitchell between 1982 and 1983, and was the first survey of what would eventually become the Pisidia Survey Project. The work at Pisidian Antioch was successful in producing new and correct plans of the site and nearby sanctuary, and of documenting as many architectural remains as possible.
Start: 1968 - End: 1973
David French directed the Aşvan Project (Elâzığ Province) between 1968 and 1973. This unique project undertook both excavation and an extensive research programme that aimed at rescuing historical materials before the area was submerged with the completion of the Keban Dam.