Recent Zooarchaeological Studies in Turkey

Location British Institute at Ankara, Atatürk Bulvarı No:154

Date and time Friday 24 May 2024
07:00 - 16:30 (London BST)
09:00 - 18:30 (Ankara UTC+3)

Event Summary

This one day workshop on the recent zooarchaeological studies in Turkey brings together thirteen experts, to discuss the developments in the field of human-animal relationship.

Please note that this workshop has reached full capacity for in-person attendance and attendees can now only register to attend on Zoom.


09:15-09:30 Welcome and Opening Speeches

09:30-10:00 The provenancing of animals with the aid of stable isotopes: the example of Sagalassos 

Dr Wim Van Neer | Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

10:00-10:30 Ongoing zooarchaeological evaluation of Roman and Byzantian Istanbul Yenikapı Metro and Marmaray Excavations

Prof Dr Vedat Onar | Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa

10:30-11:00 Hunting, herding and the question of earliest management of cattle in Central Anatolia

Ögr Gör Dr Özlem Saritas | BIAA/Hitit University

11:00-11:15 Tea Break

11:15-11:45 Zooarchaeological evaluation and possible early cattle domestication, at Pre-Pottery Neolithic B(PPNB) site of the Gre Filla Southeastern Anatolia

Doc Dr Derya Silibotlaz | Gaziantep University

11:45-12:15 Early cattle herds are now grazing in the pastures of Central Anatolia, Tepecik-Çiftlik.

Doc Dr Can Yümni Gündem | Batman University

12:15-12:45 Animal exploitation at Eksi Höyük

Doc Dr Gülçin ilgezdi | Ahi Evan University

12:45- 13:45 Lunch Break+ BIAA Collection Tour

13:45- 14:15 A snaphot into sheep domestication history through the lens of ancient DNA

Dr Fusun Özer | Hacettepe University

14:15- 14:45 Equid archaeogenomics in Anatolia

Dr Mustafa Özkan | Middle East Technical University

14:45- 15:15 Herding, management and meat consumption at Başur Höyük during the Early Bronze Age

Aylin Badem | Batman University

15:15-15:45 Stable isotope analysis and animal management at Bronze Age Kültepe- Kaneš

Dr Benjamin Irvine | British Institute at Ankara

15:45- 16:00 Tea Break

16:00- 16:30 Dairy farming and pasture-cheesemaking in North-eastern Turkey

Ögr Gör Dr Fatih Tatari | Bilkent University

16:30-17:00 Osseous artefacts from Patara

Dr Ögr Üyesi Ayça Gerçek | Osmaniye University

17:00-17:30 The British İnstitute at Ankara animal bone reference collection from analogue to digital

Gonca Özger | British Institute at Ankara

The workshop will take place at the BIAA, and online via Zoom. Please register for online attendance here.