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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR258
Project Name:
Lower Euphrates Basin Survey
Project Description:
"The aim of the 1977 survey may be summed up as follows: recording of all types of ancient remains and settlement sites to be flooded by the dam, and gathering of preliminary information to assist excavation teams in locating sites." Ozdogan and Harmankaya 1977 p6
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:

Dates of Operation:
From: 1977     To: 1977
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Ozdogan and Harmankaya 1977

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
Malatya, Elazig, Adiyaman, and Urfa provinces
Ancient Regions:
Asia Minor
Antiochia
Commagene

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
S. Harmankaya
Address:
University of Istanbul Dept of Prehistory
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Address:
E-mail:
mozdogan@atlas.net.tr
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 300
Maximum: 750
Project Area:
675 km2
Map Data Source:
Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Chalcolithic Period
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Middle and Late Bronze Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Iron Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Classical Period
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Post Classical Periods
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Early Bronze 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:
Primary Questions:
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:
Ozdogan, Mehmet (1983), "Lower Euphrates Area Salvage Project", Keller, Donald R.; Rupp, David W., Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Area, British Archaeological Reports International Series 155, 315-317
Entry 2:
Ozdogan, M. (1977), Lower Euphrates Basin 1977 Survey, METU Lower Euphrates Project Publications 1, 2, Istanbul




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