Project Panormos 2017: Digital intensive survey around Tavşan Adası

Location:  Milesian peninsula, Turkey

Year(s):  2017-18

Grant Recipient: Toby Wilkinson, Cambridge University


Dr. Toby Wilkinson, Co-Director, Survey Specialist
Dr. Anja Slawisch (University of Cambridge), Co-Director, Finds Specialist
Dr. Néhémie Strupler (University of Bern), Digital GIS specialist

Funding:  BIAA, D.M. McDonald Grant, Gerald averay Wainwright Grant

Under BIAA SRI(s):  Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and environmental perspective


Summary: The Project Panormos intensive archaeological survey aims to examine the evidence for changing ancient landscape use on the Milesian Peninsula (on the Aegean coast of Turkey) over the longue durée, with a focus on the western side of the peninsula and the hinterland of the Bronze Age site of Tavşan Adası (near modern Mavişehir, Didim). The survey is piloting a ‘born-digital’ data collection methodology and an innovative early Open Data publishing model for data in digital form to encourage long-term re-use and comparative studies of the project's research results.

Resulting Publications: 

N. Strupler and T. C. Wilkinson (2017) Reproducibility in the field: transparency, version control and collaboration on the Project Panormos Survey. Open Archaeology 3: 279–304. doi:10.1515/opar-2017-0019

T. C. Wilkinson and A. Slawisch (2017). Panormos 2017: Intensive Survey on the Milesian Peninsula. Heritage Turkey 7: 32–33.

T. C. Wilkinson and A. Slawisch (2017). Intensive Survey on the Milesian Peninsula. Research Highlights. Archaeology at Cambridge 2016–7, 46.

A. Slawisch and T. C. Wilkinson (2018) Processions, Propaganda and Pixels: Reconstructing the ‘Sacred Way’ between Miletos and Didyma. American Journal of Archaeology 122(1): 101–43. doi: 10.3764/aja.122.1.0101

Toby Wilkinson:

Toby C. Wilkinson is an archaeologist specialising in Near Eastern and central Eurasian protohistory and spatial analysis. Trained in archaeology and anthropology at Oxford and UCL, his doctoral research, completed at the University of Sheffield, applied spatial modelling to travel routes to examine trade patterns during the 3rd millennium BC in south-west Asia. He has worked as researcher in Turkey at the British Institute at Ankara, Koç University’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations and at Istanbul University’s Department of Protohistory. He is currently Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College and Fellow in Archaeology of Eurasia and Ancient Near East at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. 

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