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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR221
Project Name:
The Bilkent University Archaeological Survey in Cilicia and the Northern Hatay
Project Description:
This project consisted of a survey in an area of Cilicia and the northern Hatay that had never before been surveyed.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Bilkent University
Dates of Operation:
From: 1991     To: 1991
Project Languages:
Turkish
English
Metadata Sources:
Steadman 1994

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
Area surrounding the Gulf of Iskenderun
Ancient Regions:
eastern Cilicia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Ilknur Ozgen
Address:
E-mail:
see www.bilkent.edu.tr/
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 2664409 ext. 1562 )
Investigator Name:
Marie-henriettegates
Address:
E-mail:
see www.bilkent.edu.tr/
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 2664409 ext. 1725 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 1850
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Late Chalcolthic/Early Bronze
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 = 15  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:
Division of hoyuks into collection units by their faces

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:
Primary Questions:
To collect ceramic surface remains from mounds in the investigation area. To conduct a geomorphological study of the plain and its relation to the surrounding topographical regions.
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:
Ridges
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:
Steadman, S. (1994), "Prehistoric Sites on the Cilician Coastal Plain; Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Pottery from the 1991 Bilkent Survey", Anatolian Studies, 44, 85-103
Entry 2:
Ozgen, I.; Gates, M.-H. (1993), "Report on the Bilkent University Archaeological Survey in Cilicia and the Northern Hatay: August 1991", Arastirma Sonuclari Toplantisi, 10, 387-94




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