MAGIS Home  MAGIS: Project Details Clicking   on a page, pops up context sensitive help.

Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR214
Project Name:
Kerkenes Dag
Project Description:
This project consists of thorough surveying and excavation of the Kerkenes Dag site, which is the largest per-Hellenistic site known on the Anatolian Plateau, along with a a peripheral regional survey of the area surrounding the site.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
British Academy
National Geographic Society
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara (BIAA)
Dates of Operation:
From: 1993     To: present
Project Languages:
English, Turkish
Metadata Sources:
Summers e.a. 2003
Summers e.a. 1998
Summers e.a. 1996
Project Website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
Near modern town of Sorgun
Ancient Regions:
Cappadocia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Musa Ozcan
Address:
Yozgat Museum, Yozgat, Turkey
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +90 354 212 2773 )
Investigator Name:
Francoise Summers
Address:
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail:
fsummers@metu.edu.tr
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +90 312 210 1485 )
Investigator Name:
Geoffrey D. Summers
Address:
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
E-mail:
summers@metu.edu.tr
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +90 312 210 1485 )
Investigator Name:
David Stronach
Address:
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94750-1940
E-mail:
stronach@uclink4.berkeley.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +1 510 642 7794 )
fax:( +1 510 643 8430 )
Investigator Name:
Scott Branting
Address:
Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes, The Oriental Institute Room 207, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
E-mail:
branting@uchicago.edu
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +1 773 834-1152 )
fax:( +1 773 702-9853 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: Not Specified
Maximum: Not Specified
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Project Website, Summers e.a. 1998, and Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Middle Iron 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 = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 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:
Ivory, Bone
Primary Questions:
To make plans of the entire Iron Age city. To place the city in a wide geographical, historical and archaeological context. To study the urban dynamics of the city.
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:
cold springs; forest
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:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, F. (2003), "The Kerkenes Project 2003", Anatolian Archaeology, 9, 22-24
Entry 2:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, F (2004), "The Kerkenes Project", Anatolian Archaeology, 10, 18-20
Entry 3:
Summers, F.; Atalan, N.; Aydin, N.; Basagac, O.; Ucar, G. (2003), "Documentation of Archaeological Ruins and Standing Monuments Using Photo-rectification and 3D Modeling", Altan, M.O., Proceedings of the XIXth International Symposium CIPA 2003, New Perspectives to Save Cultural Heritage, Antalya, CIPA, 60-68
Entry 4:
Stonach, D.; Summers, G.D. (2003), "The Ashlar Building at Kerkenes Dag: An Interim Report", Anatolia Antiqua, 11, 111-129
Entry 5:
Summers, G.D; Summers, F. (1998), "The Kerkenes Dag Project", Roger Matthews, Ancient Anatolia: Fifty Years' Work by the British Institute of Archaeology on Ankara, London, British Institute of Archaeolo
Entry 6:
AA, VV0, "Kerkenes Home (Project Website)", http://www.metu.edu.tr/home/wwwkerk/
Entry 7:
AA, VV0, "Kerkenes Home (Project Website)", http://www.metu.edu.tr/home/wwwkerk/
Entry 8:
Summer, G.D. (1997), "The Identification of the mountain-top city on the Kerkenes Dag", Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 56, 1-14
Entry 9:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, M.E.F. (1995), "Kerkenes Dag Survey Project", Anatolian Archaeology, 22-23
Entry 10:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, M.E.F. (1996), "Kerkenes Dag", Anatolian Archaeology, 27-28
Entry 11:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, M.E.F.; Ahmet, K. (1995), "The Regional Survey of Kerkanes Dag: An Interim Report", Anatolian Studies, 45, 43-68
Entry 12:
Summers, G.D.; Summers, M.E.F.; Baturayoglu, N.; Harmansah, O.; McIntosh, E.R. (1996), "The Kerkenes Dag Survey: An Interim Report", Anatolian Studies, 46, 201-34




CGMA Home 
Send questions, comments and/or corrections to: CGMA Last Updated: March 21, 2006