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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR183
Project Name:
The Amuq Survey
Project Description:
"...geomorphological and geoarchaeological investigations to reconstruct the ancient physical environment [the Amuq River Valley] and the human impact upon it."--Project Website
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Institute of Aegean Prehistory
Turkish Ministry of Culture
the Kress Foundation
the Fulbright Program
Dates of Operation:
From: 1995     To: present
Project Languages:

Metadata Sources:
Yener '96,'97,'98,'99,2000
Wilkinson 2002

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
Amuq River Valley
Ancient Regions:
Seleukis

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Tony Wilkinson
Address:
E-mail:
t.j.wilkinson@durham.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Fokke Gerritsen
Address:
E-mail:
fa.gerritsen@let.vu.nl
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +31 (0)20-5986438 )
Investigator Name:
David Schloen
Address:
The Oriental Institute; 1155 East 58th St., 226C; Chicago, IL 60637
E-mail:
d-schloen@uchicago.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 773-702-1382 )
Investigator Name:
K. Aslihan Yener
Address:
The Oriental Institute; 1155 East 58th St., 230; Chicago, IL 60637
E-mail:
a-yener@uchicago.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 773-702-0568 )
Investigator Name:
Jan Verstraete
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 773-702-0568 )
Investigator Name:
Jesse Cassana
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 773-702-0568 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 78
Maximum: 1200
Project Area:
Map Data Source:
Wilkinson 2002 and Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Neolithic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Iron Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Modern Age
Years:
From:     To:

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 20  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (10 m x 10 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Radiocarbon dating; Stamp seals; Human and animal figurines; Bone tools; Mosaic floors
Primary Questions:
What was the extent of occupation during different time periods in the region? Assess long-term changes in the region's population, the river system, and the Lake of Antioch (goal). What was the relationship between the human population and the environment? What was the relationship between the Aegean and the local cultures of the plain?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Yener, K. Aslihan; Wilkinson, Tony J. (1996), "The Amuq Valley Projects: 1995-96 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 1995-96 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website
Entry 2:
Yener, K. Aslihan; Wilkinson, Tony J. (1997), "The Amuq Valley Projects: 1996-97 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 1996-97 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website
Entry 3:
Yener, K. Aslihan; Wilkinson, Tony J. (1998), "The Amuq Valley Projects: 1997-98 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 1996-97 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website
Entry 4:
Yener, K. Aslihan; Wilkinson, Tony J. (1999), "The Amuq Valley Projects: 1998-1999 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 1998-99 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website
Entry 5:
Yener, K. Aslihan (2000), "The Amuq Valley Projects: 1999-2000 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 1999-2000 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website
Entry 6:
Wilkinson, Tony J. (2002), "Archaeological Survey in the Amuq Valley: 2001-2002 Annual Report", Oriental Institute 2001-2002 Annual Report
NOTES: Found on Project Website




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