Gonca Özger

Gonca Özger is an archaeologist with interests in zooarchaeology and human animal interactions in prehistoric Anatolia. Her current research is focused on animal mobility and breeding practices in the Late Bronze Age period of Anatolia. She graduated from Bilkent University Department of Archaeology in 2017 and is currently pursuing an MSc degree from Settlement Archaeology at Middle East Technical University. She is currently involved in the Çadır Höyük Archaeological Project since 2015 and has been working as Digital Repository Assistant at the BIAA since 2020.


  • MSc Settlement Archaeology, Middle East Technical University, ongoing.
  • BA in Archaeology, Bilkent University, 2017.


  • Steadman, S., McMahon, G., Şerifoğlu, E., Cassis, M., Lauricella, A., Hackley, L., Selover, S., Yıldırım, B., Arbuckle, B., Von Baeyer, M., Tardio, K., Adcock, S., Dinç, E., Özger, G., Selvi, B., Offutt, S., Hartley, A. 2019. The 2017-2018 Seasons at Çadir Höyük on the North Central Plateau. Anatolica 45: 77-119. 10.2143/ANA.45.0.3287002.


  • “The Late Bronze Age animal mobility and veterinary practices: A geometric morphometric study of sheep and goat remains from Hittite period Šapinuwa, Turkey” 8th meeting of the ICAZ Archaeozoology, Genetics, Proteomics and Morphometrics (AGPM) Working Group, Natural History Museum of Paris (France), 2019.
  • Environmental Archaeology Training Program (KOÇ), 2019.
  • Animal Bone Workshop (METU), 2019.




  • TÜBITAK Project/117K382 “Hitit Kenti Şapinuva Hayvancılığının Disiplinerarası Yöntemlerle İncelenmesi” (Project Assistant 2018-2020)


  • Şirince Archaeological Association

  • The International Council for Archaeozoology