Archaeobotany at Komana: Byzantine Plant Use at a Rural Cornucopia



Archaeogenomic analysis of population genetic relationships and kinship patterns in the sedentary societies from neolithic anatolia
Yaka, Reyhan; Somel, Mehmet; Özer, Füsun; Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (2020-1-12)
The Neolithic way of life first emerged in the Fertile Crescent (c.10thand early 9thmillennium cal BCE) and quickly spread to neighbouring regionssuch as Central Anatoliaand Cyprus,and eventually further westwards. This transition involved to fundamental changes in human lifestyle,with the first emergence of villages during the early Neolithicandthe later the growing reliance on farming and herdingduring the late Neolithic periods. Changes in the social organization of sedentary communi...
Archaeogenetics of Late Iron Age Cemialo Srt, Batman: Investigating maternal genetic continuity in north Mesopotamia since the Neolithic
Yaka, Reyhan; Birand, Aysegul; Yilmaz, Yasemin; Caner, Ceren; Acan, Sinan Can; Gunduzalp, Sidar; Parvizi, Poorya; Ozdogan, Asli Erim; Togan, Inci; Somel, Mehmet (2018-05-01)
ObjectivesNorth Mesopotamia has witnessed dramatic social change during the Holocene, but the impact of these events on its demographic history is poorly understood. Here, we study this question by analysing genetic data from the recently excavated Late Iron Age settlement of Cemialo Srt in Batman, southeast Turkey. Archaeological and radiocarbon evidence indicate that the site was inhabited during the second and first millennia BCE. Cemialo Srt reveals nomadic items of the Early Iron Age, as well as items ...
Archaeometrical study on marble forgery
Songül, Güneş; Günal Türkmenoğlu, Asuman; Demirci, Şahinde; Department of Archaeometry (2012)
This thesis focuses on the detection of marble sculpture forgery made of cultured marble. Cultured marble is a mixture of marble dust, polyester and accelerators. Thus chemical analysis of cultured marble would give declined levels of calcium when compared to authentic sculptures. Since sample removal is a problem when dealing with archaeological heritage, the instrument used was portable X-Ray Fluorescence device which provides in situ analysis of the samples. Device has been used to analyze six authentic ...
Archaeometric Studies at Yivli Minare in Antalya
Akyol, Ali Akin; KADIOĞLU, YUSUF KAĞAN; Demirci, Şahinde (2010-01-01)
The 13th century Seljuk construction Yivli Minare, or the Fluted Minaret, located in the city identity of Antalya, stands independently to the east of a mosque of the same name. For the conservation of the Yivli Minare, the Yivli Minare Relevé, Restitution and Restoration Project was initiated. The monument was analysed for archaeometrical purposes as well. Within these studies the structural materials (stone, brick, mortar and plaster) and decorative materials (tiles and their glaze) were examined for thei...
Archaeogenomic analysis of genetic and cultural interactions in Neolithic Anatolian societies (NEOGENE)
Somel, Mehmet; Atakuman, Çiğdem; Sürer, Elif(2023)
The Neolithic Transition in the Near East (c.10,000-6,000 BC) was a period of singular sociocultural change, when societies adopted sedentary life and agriculture for the first time in human history. This project will jointly use genomic and quantitative cultural data to explore Transition societies’ organisation, interactions, and their social and demographic evolution in time. (1) We will start by dissecting social structures within Neolithic communities in Anatolia, studying the role of kinship, postmari...
Citation Formats
E. Pişkin, Archaeobotany at Komana: Byzantine Plant Use at a Rural Cornucopia. 2015, p. 166.