Archaeology in Anatolia Symposium

10 February 2020 09:30 to 16:30 | London

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG

Summary of Event:

The BIAA, along with the Royal Anthropological Institute, SOAS and the Anglo-Turkish Society, is delighted to announce a one-day symposium on Archaeology in Anatolia.

The aim of this symposium is to explore outstanding recent work in the archaeology and prehistory of Anatolia. Speakers include: Prof. Ian Hodder, Prof. Douglas Baird, Dr Maxime Brami, Dr Lee Clare, Dr Işılay Gürsu, Dr John MacGinnis, and Dr Artemis Papatheodorou.

Pre-booking essential: Adult: £80, Student: £40, RAI Fellow / ATS / BIAA Member: £40 + limited free tickets for SOAS staff & students. Booking is essential.

Join us for a celebration of this rich and varied heritage going back to the dawn of civilisation covering a wide time span from pre-history. Tea / coffee provided on the day. 

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The schedule of speakers and talks:

Professor Ian Hodder: The joys and blunders of working at Çatalhöyük, Turkey: a 25 year report

Dr. Artemis Papatheodorou: Ottoman policies on archaeology and a Republican post-scriptum

Dr. Işılay Gürsu: Understanding the ‘Public’ in Public Archaeology: Insights from Turkey

Dr. John MacGinnis: Operating in the Northern Marches: The Neo-Assyrian Province of Tušhan

Dr Maxime Brami: Early farming expansion beyond the Anatolian plateau

Professor Douglas Baird: Skulls and animate houses – Boncuklu, the Neolithic of central Anatolia and the antecedents of Çatalhöyük

Dr Lee Clare: Göbekli Tepe: Archaeological Research at the “Zero Point in Time” 

Professor Scott Redford: What can Archaeology Tell us About Medieval Anatolia?

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