Central Anatolian Pottery

Location: Turkey 

Year: 2018 

Grant Recipient: Geoffrey Summers, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago


Geoffrey Summers, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (project director)
Michele Massa, Bilecik University (GIS specialist)

Funding: BIAA

Under BIAA SRI(s): Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and contemporary perspectives

Summary: In the 1960s Ian Todd undertook a survey of prehistoic sites in Central Anatolia. The records of this survey as well as the pottery collected are held by the BIAA. At the instigation of David French the pottery from the provinces of Nigde, Nevşehir and Kirşehir collected by Todd and others were drawn and pasted onto sheets for publication in the 1980s under the direction of the applicant who at that time was an Assistant Director of the BIAA. In that same period the gazetteer of sites was typed onto disc and base maps prepared. When David French retired the project was shelved. In 2017 the sherds were photographed, a Google earth database of sites made, and text updated by the applicant. The intention is to publish the collections, the gazetteer of sites, a background to the surveys and a number of interpretive essays on the BIAA web site. Target date for completion of the manuscript is late 2018.

Geoffrey Summers:

At the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara I was Administrative Assistant 1984-86 and Assistant Director 1986-92. From 1993 to 2011 I taught at METU, the latter part of that time in the Graduate Programm in Settlement Archaeology. Those same years, 1992-2012, I was director of the Kerkenes Project. I am currently retired and based in Mauritius where the two volumes of final excavation reports on Kerkenes have been completed for OIP, Chicago. Two major projects are in hand, the CAP that is the subject of this application, and a second volume of final excavation report on Yanik Tepe in NW Iran, the first being published by Peeters in 2013.

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