Aylin Erdem

Aylin Erdem
Ege University · Archaeology

5.79
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PhD

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Clay spools which came into prominence with the studies in recent years, appear in the Neolithic Period and become widespread especially during the 2 nd Millennium BC in the Aegean world. According to the archaeological evidence, scholars agree on the function of these objects as weaving tools. Although a large number of sites with clay spools were...
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Potters' marks are one of the major topics deliberated by the scholars in the Near Eastern archaeology. There are some explanations about the meaning of these marks which are still under discussion. The excavations in the Urartian sites demonstrate that the application of pot marks were taken place in the Urartian culture. In this paper, I will deb...
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Arkeolojik veriler ve yazili kaynaklar, gunumuzde Dogu Anadolu'da gorulen "asiret" olgusunun Demir Cagi'nin baslangicinda ortaya cikmis olabilecegini gostermektedir. Bu makale Ilk Demir Cagi'ndaki yari-gocebe asiretlerin varligini ve bunlarin Urartu Devleti icindeki devamini tartismaktadir. Asiretlerin Urar­tu Devleti icindeki etkin rolu, Osmanli'd...
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An overall assessment of both the archaeological evidence and as well the written documents indicate tribal organizations, not unlike present-day "aşiret's had already emerged in Eastern Anatolia by the beginning of the Iron Ages. This paper discusses the existence of semi-nomadic aşirets/tribes in the Early Iron Age and their continuation into the...
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The manufacturing techniques, chemical composition and corrosion products grown on archaeological bronze shields found during the excavation of the Ayanis fortress (Lake Van region, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) were studied by means of the combined use of scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS), X-ray diffra...
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The most common pottery type of the Early Iren Age in southeastern Turkey including the Lake Van Basin and the Elazig-Malatya region consists mainly of carinated bowls with one or more grooves just below the rim of the pot. These pots are usually pinkish brown or buff coloured and self-slipped, frequently without the application of burnishing or on...
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Selected pottery sherds coming from the Ayanis, Dilkaya and Karagündüz excavations in eastern Turkey and dated from the Early to Middle Iron Age were examined as regards their composition by using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The objective of the study was first to investigate the potential of the LIBS technique in the compositional...

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