M.S. PROGRAM IN SETTLEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY (THESIS)
The objective of the program is to provide students with a solid academic background in archaeological theory, research techniques and modern interpretative methods with particular emphasis on settlement and environmental archaeology. Settlement archaeology is the study of the selection criteria and implantation of settlements in the landscape, interrelationships between cities and their rural surroundings, the impact of human occupation on the natural environment and vice versa under past conditions. Settlement archaeology has as its aim the holistic reconstruction of the cultures of ancient settlements and urban communities and their hinterlands.
Settlement archaeological research is, by definition, a multidisciplinary enterprise requiring expertise from the disciplines of the natural and social sciences, architecture and city planning, as well as specialized techniques related to the retrieval, recording, analysis and data bank management of archaeological data (GIS), site conservation and cultural resource management. Disciplines and interdisciplinary sub-disciplines required in addition to archaeology include geology, environmental geomorphology, archaeozoology, paleontology, paleobotany, archaeometry, ancient history, anthropology, sociology, urban geography, classical architecture and city planning.
The objectives of the program are to train students in both the scientific-technological and social science-humanities disciplines necessary to conduct archaeological research according to contemporary international standards. The primary purpose is to train students as advanced scholars in settlement archaeology for university level teaching, research and active participation in national and international archaeological projects in Turkey.
The two-year postgraduate interdisciplinary study program in Settlement Archaeology is open to all holders of a degree of bachelor of art/science, master of art/science, and their equivalents such as in the following and related disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Languages, Geography, Geology, Architecture and City Planning. All candidates are subject to qualifying examination.
To obtain the M.S. in Settlement Archaeology, candidates are required to complete a minimum of 21 credit hours in taught courses, including four required courses and three approved electives. A summer field internship at any archaeological excavation/survey for field training (45 days at the end of the first academic year) and a thesis are also required. Students with backgrounds other than archaeology are required to take 12-18 credit hours more which extends the period of study one or two semesters.
Fields of Study :
Anatolian archaeology, cultural heritage management, urban archaeology, prehistory, classical archaeology, archaeozoology, technology in archaeology, GIS in archaeology.
Demirci, Şahinde (METU/Chemistry): B.S., M.S., Ankara University; Ph.D., METU.
Analysis of Agricultural, Environmental and Archaeological Material Clay and Clay Minerals Analysis
Güven, Suna (METU/Architecture): B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
Art and Architecture of Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Cyprus; Greek and Roman Architecture; Latin Architecture in the Medieval East
Özcan, Y. Ziya (METU/Sociology): B.A., Ankara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Social Stratification, Research Methods, Statistical Techniques
Özer, Ay Melek (METU/Physics): B.S., Ankara University; Ph.D., Hull University.
Caner-Saltık, Emine : B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of London.
Togan , İsenbike (METU/History): B.A., Istanbul University, Ph.D., Harvard University.
Central Asian Turkish History, The Far East and Gender Studies
Toprak, Vedat (METU/Geological Engineering): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Geoarchaeology / Application of GIS Methods in Archaeology
Tuna, Numan (METU/City Planning): B.C.P., M.C.P., METU; Ph.D., Ege University.
Cultural Heritage Management / Urban Archaeology and Urban Conservation
Türkmenoğlu , Asuman (METU/Geological Engineering): B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.
Clay Mineralogy, Geology of Clays, Bentonites, Neogene Lake Basins, Diagenesis of Tuffs
Güvenç, Murat (METU/City Planning): B.C.P., M.C.P., Ph.D., METU.
Urban Geography, Urban History, Methods of Urban Analysis
Özbakan, Murat (METU/Department of Physics): B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Bertram, Jan-Krzysztof: M.A., Halle/Saale University; Ph.D., University of Tübingen.
Neolithic and Bronze Anatolia, Prehistory of Caucasus, Theoretical Archeology
Erciyas, Burcu (METU/City Planning): B.A., Bilkent University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati.
Black Sea Studies, Hellenistic and Roman Anatolia
Ioannidou-Pişkin, Evangelia: B.A., Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki; M.A., Ph.D., Leicester University.
Summers , Geoffrey D.: B.A., Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Landscape Archeology of Central Anatolia, Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Cities in the ANE and the West, Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Survey and Excavation Methods
Özgönül, Nimet (METU/Architecture): B.A., M.A., Ph.D., METU.
SA500 Seminar in Settlement Archaeology
SA501 Archaeological Theory and Methods
SA510 Ancient Settlement Archaeology
SA512 Environmental Archaeology
SA598 Field Practice
SA502 Quantitative Methods in Settlement Archaeology
SA503 Anatolian Archaeology I
SA504 Anatolian Archaeology II
SA509 Human Biological and Cultural Evolution
SA514 GIS Applications in Settlement Archaeology
SA517 Artifact Analysis
SA518 Cultural Anthropology
SA527 Aerial Archaeology
SA528 Landscape Analysis for Archaeologists
SA531 Experimental Archaeology
ADM391 Heritage and Cultural Property
AH535 Seminar in Greek Architecture
AH536 Seminar in Roman Architecture <
ARCH422 Classical Antiquity in Anatolia
ARCH482 Conservation of Archaeological Sites