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RZ-51556-13
Bronze Age Cultural Dynamics, Sustainability, and Landscapes in the Marmara Lake Basin, Gediz Valley, Western Turkey
Christina Luke, Boston University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RZ-51556-13

The Story of a Forgotten Kingdom? Survey Archaeology and the Historical Geography of Central Western Anatolia in the Second Millennium bc (Article)
Title: The Story of a Forgotten Kingdom? Survey Archaeology and the Historical Geography of Central Western Anatolia in the Second Millennium bc
Author: Luke, Christina
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Abstract: This article presents previously unknown archaeological evidence of a mid-second-millennium bc kingdom located in central western Anatolia. Discovered during the work of the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey in the Marmara Lake basin of the Gediz Valley in western Turkey, the material evidence appears to correlate well with text-based reconstructions of Late Bronze Age historical geography drawn from Hittite archives. One site in particular—Kaymakçi—stands out as a regional capital and the results of the systematic archaeological survey allow for an understanding of local settlement patterns, moving beyond traditional correlations between historical geography and capital sites alone. Comparison with contemporary sites in central western Anatolia, furthermore, identifies material commonalities in site forms that may indicate a regional architectural tradition if not just influence from Hittite hegemony.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-archaeology/article/story-of-a-forgotten-kingdom-survey-archaeology-and-the-historical-geography-of-central-western-anatolia-in-the-second-millennium-bc/84CC637871BE8EFE647CA8AEF6193F00
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: European Journal of Archaeology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Yörük Legacies: Space, Scent, and Sediment Geochemistry (Article)
Title: Yörük Legacies: Space, Scent, and Sediment Geochemistry
Author: Luke, Christina
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Author: Scott, C.
Abstract: This paper explores ephemeral landscapes of smell using datasets from ethnographic fieldwork, archaeological survey, and sediment geochemistry in western Anatolia. Our analysis brings together regional datasets from the late Ottoman period to the present to understand the places that mark the transition from the agropastoral migratory lifeways of Yörük tribes to settled communities. We explore one Yörük-legacy (Tekeli tribe) compound to understand ‘settled’ lifeways over three generations, and how study of these legacy traditions may be a valuable contribution to experimental archaeology. Our entry into this discussion is a study of food – its preparation, storage, and consumption – and its associated olfactory landscapes. While ethnography helps determine how aromas define active and contemporary spaces and spheres of intimacy, sediment geochemistry offers a method for investigating archaeologies of aroma.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10761-016-0345-6
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Publisher: Springer

Kaymakçi Archeoloji Projesi: 2015 Yili Kazi Sonçlari (Article)
Title: Kaymakçi Archeoloji Projesi: 2015 Yili Kazi Sonçlari
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Author: Ünlüsöy, S.
Author: Luke, C.
Abstract: none
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.kulturvarliklari.gov.tr/TR,44760/kazi-sonuclari-toplantilari.html
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantasi.
Publisher: Republic of Turkey

Kaymakçi Archeoloji Projesi: 2014 Yili Kazi Sonçlari (Article)
Title: Kaymakçi Archeoloji Projesi: 2014 Yili Kazi Sonçlari
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Author: Luke, C.
Author: Ünlüsöy, S.
Abstract: NONE
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.kulturvarliklari.gov.tr/TR,44760/kazi-sonuclari-toplantilari.html
Access Model: OP
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantasi.
Publisher: Republic of Turkey

Excavation is destruction digitization: Advances in archaeological practice. (Article)
Title: Excavation is destruction digitization: Advances in archaeological practice.
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Author: Cobb, P.
Author: Moss, E.
Author: Olson, B.
Author: Ünlüsoy, S.
Abstract: This article modifies an old archaeological adage—“excavation is destruction”—to demonstrate how advances in archaeological practice suggest a new iteration: “excavation is digitization.” Digitization, in a fully digital paradigm, refers to practices that leverage advances in onsite, image-based modeling and volumetric recording, integrated databases, and data sharing. Such practices were implemented in 2014 during the inaugural season of the Kaymakçi Archaeological Project (KAP) in western Turkey. The KAP recording system, developed from inception before excavation as a digital workflow, increases accuracy and efficiency as well as simplicity and consistency. The system also encourages both practical and conceptual advances in archaeological practice. These involve benefits associated with thinking volumetrically, rather than in two dimensions, and a connectivity that allows for group decision-making regardless of group location. Additionally, it is hoped that the system's use of almost entirely “off-the-shelf” solutions will encourage its adoption or at least its imitation by other projects.
Year: 2015
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Field Archaeology
Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Composing communities: Chalcolithic through Iron Age survey ceramics in the Marmara Lake basin, western Turkey (Article)
Title: Composing communities: Chalcolithic through Iron Age survey ceramics in the Marmara Lake basin, western Turkey
Author: Luke, C.
Author: Roosevelt, C.H.
Author: Cobb, P.
Author: Çilingiroglu, C.
Abstract: Diachronic survey in the Marmara Lake basin of western Turkey confirms long-term settlement activity from the 5th millennium b.c. to the present. Here we present the results from a study of ceramics and settlement distribution pertaining to the Chalcolithic through the Iron Age periods (ca. 5th/4th–1st millennium b.c.). Our dataset confirms the value of a multi-pronged approach when establishing ceramic typologies from survey datasets, incorporating distribution in the landscape with macroscopic, microscopic (petrographic), and chemical (Instrumental Neutron Activation) analyses. Our results offer valuable insights into continuity as well as change of ceramic recipes in western Anatolia during the rise of urbanism in the Middle to Late Bronze Age followed by the establishment of an imperial realm in the Iron Age. From a methodological perspective, our results illustrate the value of macroscopic and chemical approaches, including principal component, distribution, density, and discriminant analyses that can be refined further by petrography, for the interpretation of surface survey ceramics.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2042458215Y.0000000009
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Journal
Publisher: Taylor and Francis


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