Assistant professor, Archaeology and History of Art Department, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Archaeology of Anatolia and the eastern Mediterranean; Early Iron Age through Archaic Periods; Troy; Ancient Religion; Ceramics; Archaeological Theory
Fieldwork conducted at the sites of Troy and Seddülbahir in Turkey. Research interests include the study of Troy and the Trojan War, ancient religious practices, ceramics, individual/community interactions and architecture.
Teaching Subjects : World History. European History. Ancient History. Mythology and Ancient Religion. Classical Archaeology. Archaeological Theory. Anatolian Archaeology.
Fieldwork and Research Projects
Specialist for the study and publication of Protogeometric, Geometric and Archaic phases (1999–present)
Ceramic analyst (1996–1998)
Member of the Documentation, Excavation, and Conservation project at the Ottoman fortress of Seddülbahir, directed by Lucienne Thys-?enocak and Rahmi N. Çelik (2005–present)
Director of excavations (2005–2006)
Member of a collaborative project with the Pergamon excavation team, the city of Bergama, Mimar Sinan University and Istanbul Technical University to improve the site management and education programs (2008–present)
Assistant Registrar (1992–1993)
“A Place of Burning: Hero or Ancestor Cult at Troy.” Hesperia 80(3), 2011, pp. 381–429.
“Gray Ware at Troy in the Protogeometric through Archaic Periods.”
Pontica XLII supplement I: Pontic Grey Wares, International Conference, Bucarest–Constantza 2008. Muzeul De Istorie Nationala Si Archeologie Constantza, Romania, 2009, pp. 267–283.
“New Evidence for a Destruction at Troia in the mid 7th century B.C.”
Studia Troica 18, 2009, pp. 33–58.
“End or Beginning? The Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age Transformation at Troia.” In Forces of Transformation: The End of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of an international symposium, University of Oxford, 2006. eds. C. Bachhuber and R. G. Roberts, Oxbow Books (BANEA 1), 2009, pp. 144–151.
“Swan Imagery at the West Sanctuary at Troia.” In SOMA 2007: Proceedings of the XI Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Istanbul Technical University, 25-29 April 2007, ed. Ç. Ö. Aygün, Archaeopress (BAR International Series 1900), 2009, pp. 54–60.
“Narratives of Destruction and Construction: The Complex Cultural Heritage of the Gallipoli Peninsula.” Co-author with Lucienne Thys-?enocak
In The Archaeology of Destruction, ed. L. Rakoczy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, pp. 29–47.
“Gelibolu Yar?madas? Tarihsel Sava? Alan? Arkeolojisi Ara?t?rmalar?: Seddülbahir Kalesi Projesi (Research of the Historical and Battlefield Archaeology of the Gallipoli Peninsula: The Ottoman Fortress at Seddülbahir). Co-author with Lucienne Thys-?enocak and Rahmi N. Çelik. TÜBA-AR 11: 2008, pp. 105–120.
“Research at the Ottoman Fortress of Seddülbahir, 2005–2006”
Co-author with Lucienne Thys-?enocak and Rahmi N. Çelik Ara?t?rma Sonuçlar? Toplant?s? 25 (International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys and Archaeometry), Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ankara, 2008, volume 2, pp. 63-76.
World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, World Book Publishing, 2007.
“Individual, Household, and Community Space in Early Bronze Age Western Anatolia and the Nearby Islands,” In Space and Spatial Analysis in
Archaeology. eds. E. C. Robertson, J. D. Seibert, D. C. Fernandez, and M. U. Zender, Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 2006, pp. 133–140.
\"Ilion Before Alexander: Recent finds of Protogeometric, Geometric, and Archaic Pottery from area D9.\" Studia Troica 12, 2002, pp. 81–129.
“City and Citadel at Troy in the Late Bronze Age through the Roman Period.”
Co-author with C. B. Rose. In Cities and Citadels, eds. S. Redford and N. Ergin, Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series, Leuven,
“Migration and Integration at Troy from the End of the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age.” Co-author with P. Hnila. In Nostoi: Indigenous Culture, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia During the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. Conference Proceedings, eds. N. Stampolidis, Ç. Maner, K. Kopanias
“The West Sanctuary at Troy: Protogeometric, Geometric and Archaic Periods”
Studia Troica final report series, Philipp von Zabern.
Review of Susan Langdon, Art and Identity in Dark Age Greece 1100-700
B.C.E. (Cambridge University Press). American Journal of Archaeology 113, 2009, pp. 663–664.