//Department of Protohistoria and Pre Asia Archeology
Department of Protohistoria and Pre Asia Archeology 2016-06-23T17:22:23+03:00

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Tayfun Yıldırım
+9(0.312) 310 32 80 / 1196


Protohistoria and Pre Asia Archeology studies cultures and civilizations, which expand mainly Anatolia and all Pre Asia (mainland Greece and Aegean Islands, Crete, Cyprus, Balkans, Caucasians, Iran, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine and Egypt) starting from Neolithic Age (approximately mid BC 10.000), the beginning of agriculture and permanent settlement to the end of respectively Chalcolithic Period (BC 5.000-3.000), Bronze Ages (BC 3.000-1.200) and Iron Age (BC 1.000-500). Permanent settlement and transition to primeval days with the invention of writing, which is amongst the most significant processes of history of humanity, are included in the historical process of the department. Subjects are studied in detail with visuals in addition to culture history in the courses.

Students who completed undergraduate studies on Protohistoria and Pre Asia Archeology can apply Master’s and PhD programme.

In addition to academic lessons with compulsory attendance, students can attend excavation and researches of several periods, which are conducted by academicians of Department; Köşkhöyük – Niğde (Prof. Dr. Aliye Öztan), Kültepe – Kanes – Kayseri (Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu), Resuloğlu Early Bronze Age Cemetery – Sungurlu/Çorum (Prof. Dr. Tayfun Yıldırım), Eskiyapar Mound – Sungurlu/Çorum (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tunç Sipahi), Alaca Höyük – Çorum (Prof. Dr. Aykut Çınaroğlu), Liman Tepe – Urla/Izmir (Prof. Dr. Hayat Erkanal) and Bağlararası – Çeşme/Izmir (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasıf Şahoğlu) and Kayseri (Prof. Dr. Fikri Kulakoğlu) and Çorum (Prof. Dr. Tayfun Yıldırım- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tunç Sipahi) surface researches) in order to support their training in practice. Findings of material culture remains, which are documented with architecture, burial customs and small antiques during excavations and researches by out department, significantly contribute to Pre-Asian civilizations and cultures.