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Sokullu scribes Ephesos Kaman pots

RECENT AND ON-GOING U.S. and CANADA BASED ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS IN TURKEY

AEGEAN DENDROCHRONOLOGY PROJECT

The Aegean Dendrochronology Project is an ongoing effort to build long scale tree-ring chronologies in the Aegean and Near East and to provide a fundamental climate and environmental studies resource for the region.

BAY OF ISKENDERUN SURVEY PROJECT

The Bay of Iskenderun Survey Project is an ongoing systematic regional survey of the Bay of Iskenderun, carried out in conjunction with the Kinet Hoyuk excavation in Cilicia.

AMORIUM SURVEY PROJECT

The Amorium excavation and survey project is recording the remains of the medieval city of Amorium of the Byzantine Empire.

KAHRAMANMARAŞ EXCAVATION AND SURVEY

The Kahramanmaraş Excavation and Survey project includes ongoing archaeological excavation and survey of the late Neolithic site of Domuztepe and environs in southeastern Turkey.

ANTIOCHEIA AD CRAGUM EXCAVATIONS

The excavations at Antiocheia ad Cragum focus on the remains of the city's Roman Temple and colonnaded street.

KEKOVA SHIPWRECK EXCAVATION

The Kekova Shipwreck project consists of investigation of an archaic period shipwreck and its evidence for maritime internationalism in the eastern Mediterranean.

ROUGH CILICIAN REGIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

The Rough Cilician Survey Project is mapping and recording the evidence of past human activities in western Rough Cilicia, Antalya Province.

UPPER TIGRIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECT - KENAN TEPE EXCAVATIONS

The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project includes excavation and survey of the upper Tigris region of southeastern Turkey and excavation of the site of Kenan Tepe, a settlement significant in the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze age periods.

EXCAVATIONS AT APHRODISIAS IN CARIA

The project at Aphrodisias involves excavation and research on the mound and monumental Roman city in southwestern Turkey.

THE COLUMN WRECK AT KIZILBURUN

The Column Wreck at Kızılburun project is completing excavation of a Roman period stone carrier wrecked off the Aegean coast of Turkey southwest of Izmir at Kızılburun.

AVKAT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

Integrative regional survey of the area around Avkat - ancient Euchaita, modern Beyözü, in north central Turkey.

NOTION PROJECT

Notion is a well preserved Greek city on the western coast in Turkey, occupied from the early first millennium BC until the Middle Ages

BATMAN - DİYARBAKIR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

The Batman to Diyarbakır Archaeological Survey Project is a regional survey conducted along several small stream valleys in an area slated for inundation as a result of dam projects.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF SARDIS

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis involves ongoing excavation and study of the remains of the capital city of Lydia, legendary for wealth in precious metals and coinage. Current research includes study of remains and finds from the Archaic through Ottoman periods.

ÇADIR HÖYÜK EXCAVATIONS

The Çadir Höyük Excavations explore a multi-period mound in central Turkey that has levels that range from the Chalcolithic to Byzantine periods.

SINOP REGIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

The Sinop Regional Archaeological Project investigates the long-term patterns of land-use and settlement and communication networks in the Black Sea coastal region of Sinop, Turkey.

CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST LANDSCAPES (CAMEL)

A project of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, CAMEL is dedicated to investigating this region through a longitudinal study of its landscapes.

TEKTAŞ BURNU SHIPWRECK SURVEY

The Tektaş Burnu Shipwreck Survey is a follow-up survey to explore the conditions of the shipwreck event and answer final questions after the underwater excavation a Classical period shipwreck off the western coast of Aegean Turkey.

CENTRAL LYDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

The Central Lydia Archaeological Survey is recording the locations and extent of ancient cultural activities around the Marmara Gölü in ancient Lydia.

TELL TAYINAT ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

The large mound at Tell Ta'yinat near Antakya in southern Turkey has remains from the Early Bronze through Iron Ages. Inscriptions from the mound identify the city as ancient Kunulua, capital of the Neo Hittite/Aramaean Kingdom of Patina/Unqi.

CORONA Archaeological Atlas of the Middle East

High resolution satellite images from the 1960s cover some sites in southern Turkey.

TITRIŞ HÖYÜK EXCAVATION PROJECT

The Early Bronze Age city located at Titriş Höyük in southern Turkey is in the study phase of operations.

DINAR BASIN (MEANDER RIVER) ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

2011 was the initial season for a new systematic site and regional survey in the Dınar Basin, near the head of the Meander River.

TROY EXCAVATIONS

Continued study of the site of Troy will be carried out by a new collaboration between Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Educational website on Troy

FISTIKLI HÖYÜK EXCAVATION PROJECT

The Fıstıklı Höyük Excavation Project is carrying out excavation and study of the Neolithic Halaf period site on the upper Euphrates in southeastern Turkey.

YALBURT YAYLASI ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE RESEARCH PROJECT

The Yalburt Yaylası Archeaological Landscape Project is carrying out survey and exploration of the Hittite period sacred pool and dam site in Konya province, central Turkey.

GORDION ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

The Gordion project carries out excavation of the ancient city of Gordion, central Turkey, renowned in history from the Iron Age and for the myth of King Midas and his 'golden touch.'

NEUBAUER EXPEDITION TO ZINCIRLI

The Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli is exploring the monumental Iron Age city of ancient Sam'al in southeastern Turkey.

GRANICUS RIVER VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROJECT

The Granicus River Valley Survey project in northwestern Turkey records and maps settlement and burial sites in a region that was controlled by both Greeks and Persians during the first millennium BCE.

ZIYARET TEPE EXCAVATION PROJECT

The Ziyaret Tepe Project carries out excavation and study of the high citadel and lower city mound of the Assyrian period city, ancient Tushan.

INSTITUTE OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

The INA has carried out numerous projects in the Mediterranean, and espeially Turkey, including their first, the Cape Gelidonya shipwreck.