Project Panormos

Location Turkey

Years 2012-

Director Anja Slawisch
University of Edinburgh

Funding The Cultural Protection Fund / British Council (CPL-O69-16)

Research Summary

Project Panormos is an international archaeological research project, centred on the south-west part of the Milesian peninsula, on the Aegean coast of Turkey.

The research began in 2012 with rescue excavations at a newly discovered archaic Greek necropolis in the area of “Panormos” and was undertaken as a cooperative effort between archaeological researchers from the Istanbul branch of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the archaeological Museum of Balat / Miletus (Aydın province, Turkey). In 2015, a pilot intensive surface survey was begun in the environs of the necropolis, and since 2017 the survey has widened its geographic and chronological scope with collaboration of researchers from the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.

The overall project has a strong interdisciplinary focus involving collaborations between researchers from fields such as physical anthropology, isotopic analysis, spatial archaeology, geology, prehistory and classical studies.

Research project website

Research Director

Anja Slawisch

University of Edinburgh

Toby Wilkinson Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica

Mehmet Bilici Director of Miletus Museum of Archeology, Balat (2012)

Hasibe Akat Director of Miletus Museum of Archeology, Balat (2013-2015)