New Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in the eastern Aegean: the Karaburun Archaeological Survey Project

Ç. Çilingiroğlu, B. Dinçer, A. Uhri, C. Gürbıyık, İ. Baykara & C. Çakırlar

Abstract

Despite ongoing fieldwork focusing on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods of the Aegean, the eastern part of this region, especially western Turkey, remains almost entirely unexplored in terms of early prehistory. There is virtually no evidence from this area that can contribute to broader research themes such as the dispersal of early hominins, the distribution of Early Holocene foragers and early forager-farmer interactions. The primary aim of the Karaburun Archaeological Survey Project is to address this situation by collecting data from the eastern side of the Aegean Sea, thereby contributing to the currently debated issues of Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean prehistory.


Authors

  • Ç. Çilingiroğlu
    Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, 35100 Bornova-Izmir, Turkey (Email: ciler.cilingiroglu.unlusoy [at] ege.edu.tr)
  • B. Dinçer
    İstanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Prehistory Department, 34134 Laleli-Istanbul, Turkey (Email: berkay.dincer [at] istanbul.edu.tr)
  • A. Uhri
    Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Archaeology, 35260 Buca-Izmir, Turkey (Email: ahmet.uhri [at] deu.edu.tr)
  • C. Gürbıyık
    Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art History, 45140 Manisa, Turkey (Email: cengiz.gurbiyik [at] cbu.edu.tr)
  • İ. Baykara
    Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Anthropology, 65080 Van, Turkey (Email: ibaykara [at] yyu.edu.tr)
  • C. Çakırlar
    Groningen Institute of Archaeology, Poststraat 6, NL-9712 ER, Groningen, The Netherlands (Email: c.cakirlar [at] rug.nl)
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