Development of a presentation framework for an archaeological site case study

Yurtsevenler, Özge
This study focuses on how archaeological sites can effectively be planned and operated as an integral part of preservation process. Moreover, the possible and effective presentation subjects are discussed for different target visitor groups. the ICOMOS Ename Charter for Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites, whic was initiated by the International Council of Monuments and Sites, offers professional principles for effectively interpreting and presenting cultural heritage sites. This study applies these principles as analysis and evaluation criteria of the case study. The Charter principles include 'access and understanding', soundness of 'information sources', attention to 'context and setting', preservation of 'authenticity', planning for 'sustainibility', concern for inclusiveness', and importance of 'research, evaluation and Training'. Considering the necessity of correlating these international principles with interpretation practices, thsi study analyzes and assesses interpretation and presentation at the archaeological site Nysa in Aydın. The site is composed of Roman Period architectural remains where the research and excavation studies partly continue. Firstly the existing situation of the architectural remains is analyzed to evaluate the research, excavation and conservation studies done in the site. Secondly the current presentation state is analyzed and evaluated to propose the optimal presentation framework for an archaeological site, in specific case of Nysa on the Meander. The presentation framework is developed in order to determine the principles of the implementations in the guidance of the ICOMOS Ename Charter. These implementations are defined as 'Itinerary', 'Focus Points', and 'visitor Center'. Every implementations has been developed in accordance with specific features designated for the site.


Evaluation of protective structures in archaeological sites for in situ conservation of achitectural remains and artifacts
Ertosun, Atiye Işıl; Özgönül, Nimet; Restoration in Department of Architecture (2012)
Artifacts are moved to museums after the excavations in order to provide an indoor protection, while the immovable findings remain exposed to environmental conditions and human activity. In order to conserve these architectural remains made of vulnerable material, mosaics and wall paintings in situ, covering structures are designed offering temporary or long-term sheltering, preserving and exhibiting facilities. The aim of the study is to evaluate these protective structures. In this study, national and int...
A Study on reusing Bouleuterion of Teos /
Çalışkan, Merve; Gökce, Fuat; Restoration in Department of Architecture (2015)
This study is constructed upon the question of “How should we approach to a building in an archaeological site for its compatible and sustainable utilization?” as a contemporary phenomenon which was and still has been considered for ancient places of performances and Bouleuterion in Teos Archaeological site - an architectural remain in excavation process, is assessed as the case of the study. For this reason, starting with a generic research on ‘reusing’ of historic buildings, the research on the utilizatio...
Conservation practices at foreign-run archaeological excavations in Turkey: a critical review
Öz Wood, Bilge Nilgün; Bilgin Altınöz, Ayşe Güliz; Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Department of Architecture (2017)
Foreign-run excavations are a significant component of archaeological research in Turkey, however, conservation work carried out at these excavations has not been examined in a holistic manner. This research investigates archaeological conservation at foreign-run excavations to identify the scale and nature of differing contributions, and to determine changing approaches, issues impacting conservation practices, as well as possible catalysts, influences and driving forces. The thematic scope, ‘conservation ...
Presentation of a concealed archaeological site: the case of Zeugma
Gündüz Çetinkaya, Ezgi; Şahin Güçhan, Neriman; Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Department of Architecture (2019)
This study focuses on the presentation of a concealed archaeological site. Seeing as the first and most dominant perception for a most living creature. When it comes to the perception of an archaeological site, it has priority overseeing, hearing, sniffing or touching senses. It is naturally difficult to perceive something that cannot be seen, therefore, it is equally difficult to present a concealed archaeological site. Zeugma, an area where the mentioned difficulty becomes concrete, is an example of an ar...
Virtual presentation of cultural heritage case study: Ani /
JodeirieRajaie, Maryam; Gökce, Fuat; Restoration in Department of Architecture (2014)
The field of preservation of historic and cultural heritage has been a multidisciplinary science from the beginning. And the demand for any pioneer technique that may ease the conservation task still lives. In the past four decades computational design has started grow with the aim of conservation and the evolution of its techniques have been helping the specialists in nearly every step of decisions they make, notably in archeology. The digital data derived from a physical site, whether it is an object, mon...
Citation Formats
Ö. Yurtsevenler, “Development of a presentation framework for an archaeological site case study,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2013.