11 May 2006

Excavation and Survey Results Meetings

Two important archaeological meetings take place in Turkey every year. They are known as the Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı (Excavation Results Meeting) and the Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı (Survey Results Meeting). During these meetings, archaeologists present usually preliminary results of the digs, surveys or other investigations they conducted in Turkey during the previous year. These reports are then published within a year or so and, in many cases and for many years, they become the only available published information for many of the excavations.

The reports for the 26th Excavation Results Meeting and the 22nd Survey Results Meeting, both of which took place in 2004, were published in 2005 and are now available freely here. The page is in Turkish. Each report consists of 2 volumes (cilt). If you click on the link for the volume you want to download, you will go to a new page where you have to click on a new link to start downloading the pdf file (all of which are quite large).

Most reports are in Turkish, but there are quite a number in English, German and French. One of the interesting articles that I read in the 26th Excavation Results Meeting was the work Briese & Pedersen did in Halikarnassos (Halicarnassus) to locate the remains of the palace of Maussollos (Mausolus), the king who married his sister.

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