Ali Yamaç

Ali Yamaç
OBRUK Cave Research Group

About

54
Publications
16,837
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
21
Citations
Introduction
Ali is mainly working on underground settlements of Cappadocia
Skills and Expertise

Publications

Publications (54)
Book
Full-text available
This volume represents an overview of different case studies of rock-cut sites and quarries, approached as knots in the network of people-stone interactions. Contributors to this volume are international scholars, all bringing their personal input to the general debate on the matter.
Chapter
Full-text available
Chapter
Excluding individual studies of some researchers, speleological researches in Turkey started very late, in the 1960s, and they were largely conducted by foreign cavers until a very recent date, the 1980s. In this period and after, numerous caves were found in the Taurus Mountains through the explorations by foreign cavers. The current state of Turk...
Chapter
Karstic lands cover the %40 of the total area of Turkey. Examination of these areas situated in the Alpine–Himalayan Orogenic Belt plays a key role in shedding a light on the tectonic evolution of this huge area that elongates from Europe to Asia, besides the tectonic evolution of Turkey. The research of the karstic lands exerts a great importance...
Chapter
We have comprehensive reports on archaeological surveys and excavations conducted in a total of about 90 caves in Turkey. There were several more studies conducted in the 1940s, but the publications of these researches are uninformative. Even though there are archaeological excavations conducted in a limited number of caves during the recent years,...
Book
Full-text available
This book comprehensively reviews the historical background of speleology and cave research in the contexts of archeology and natural sciences. It also offers a summary of selected topics related to the karstic terrain of Turkey. Covering 40 % of the country's surface area, Turkey's karstic terrain accommodates thousands of caves. However, understa...
Chapter
In addition to archaeologically and structurally important ones, the deepest and longest caves of Turkey are explained in this chapter. These 45 caves are in different regions of Turkey and naturally have different geological properties. Even though three of the four deepest caves of Turkey are almost at the same spot, all the longest caves reside...
Book
Full-text available
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Although the region known as "Cappadocia" is located in the Nevsehir-Ürgüp-Göreme triangle of Anatolia (Turkey), the capital of that region in ancient times was the antique Caesarea city which is known as Kayseri today. From Kayseri to the east, towards Büyük Bürüngüz and Agirnas villages, the land rises about 400 meters and after these two settlem...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Although the region known as “Cappadocia” is believed to be in Nevşehir Province of Turkey, the capital of Cappadocia in ancient times was the neighboring antique Caesarea which is known as Kayseri today. As the same in Nevşehir, in antique Caesarea the volcanic tuff which was piled up by the active volcanoes around was dug by the local people. Hou...
Poster
Full-text available
There can be several reasonable causes for mapping a cave for a second time: Either there are new galleries that are explored and the announcement of those explorations are made with a new map, or the former map of a cave is so erroneous that it became essential to make a new survey. On the other hand, there can be a less reasonable, even a tragico...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Located 8 km northeast of Konya in the Central Anatolia, Sille Village has been referred in several researches over the past 250 years with its history, antique rock dwellings and churches. The surveys began with arrival of the first western traveler Niebuhr in the region in 1766 and were accelerated by studies of Gertrude Bell in 1905 and thereaft...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Gedifi Ini is a quite small natural cave located near Gündoğmuş District, east of Antalya Province, in the occidental part of the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. This natural cave, formed in limestone, is the unique known settled cave that dates back to Christian period not only in that area but also in all Taurus Range. Three different inscriptions on...
Article
Full-text available
Although the region known as “Cappadocia” is currently a part of Nevşehir Province of Anatolia (Turkey), the capital of Cappadocia in ancient times was the neighboring antique Caesarea which is known as Kayseri today. As the same in Nevşehir, in antique Caesarea the volcanic tuff as dug by the local people. Houses, churches, and protective undergro...
Conference Paper
En Cappadoce (Turquie) les éruptions du Mont Argée ont déversé d'importantes quantités d'ignimbrites dont l'altération fournit des terres fertiles favorisant l'implantation humaine. Ces formations trop friables pour être utilisées comme matériaux de construction ont des propriétés mécaniques qui permettent le creusement d'ouvrages souterrains durab...
Article
Full-text available
Today, the region known with its ancient name as " Cappadocia " includes the Turkish provinces of Nevse-hir, Aksaray and Kayseri. In this region, different underground structures such as houses, barns and churches were excavated by the locals for centuries in the tuffaceous rocks spewed out of volcanoes active in the late Pliocene and Pleistocene p...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Golgoli is a cave dwellings site in Cappadocia (Turkey) where graves, churches and undrground shelters are encountered.
Article
Full-text available
Explorations and surveys of cave dwellings and underground cities around Belagasi Village of Kayseri Province of Turkey
Article
Full-text available
Mimar Sinan (Sinan the Architect) is the most important architect of the Ottoman Empire with around 400 structures of historical and cultural value he had built. This extraordinary architect who lived under the reign of four Ottoman sultans and constructed buildings for three sultans was born in 1489 in a small village of Kayseri; Agirnas. It is kn...
Article
Full-text available
The region of Cappadocia, located within the borders of four provinces today, has witnessed continuous settlement up to now. Tuffaceous rocks spewing out of the active volcanoes in the late Pliocene and Pleistocene period in the region were used for many different purposes such as houses, barns, churches, and caves carved out by locals. However, th...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Several water tunnels are observed in the Guvercinlink Valley (Ürgüp -Cappadocia – Turkey). The longest one extends on 4 km and feed underground cisterns below the Ürgup village. In some places large caves are old artifical galleries that were higly eroded by flood. They probabely are remnants of derivation tunnels. Their age is unknown.
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
The region known as Cappadocia and located today in the borders of four provinces, has witnessed continuous settlement from prehistoric times up to now. Tuffaceous rocks spewing out of the active volcanos in the late Pliocene and Pleistocene period in the region were used for many different purposes such as houses, barns, churches, etc. There are e...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Birkleyn Caves are in Lice, 25 km north of Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey. Three of those four caves, which were very near to each other are dry. But the longest and the most important of them, which is known as " Iskender-i Birkleyn " among locals, is a long, travers cave with a branch of Tigris River flowing inside. These caves are probably the...

Network

Cited By