Berkay Dinçer

Berkay Dinçer
Istanbul University · Faculty of Letters

PhD

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January 2018 - present
Ardahan Üniversitesi
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
December 2012 - December 2017
Istanbul University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2011 - June 2017
Istanbul University
Field of study
  • Prehistory

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Publications (89)
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The province of Van in north-eastern Turkey served as a land bridge between Africa and Eurasia during the Palaeolithic. The region is of particular relevance for understanding the movement of hominins between these continents. This study concerns the lithic remains from a locality at Gürgürbaba Hill, named Locality 010, north of the village of Ulup...
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Seyitömer Höyük Kurtarma Kazısı kapsamında Çelikler Seyitömer Elektrik Üretim AŞ maden rezerv sahası içerisinde Paleolitik araştırmalar Arslanlı köyü çevresinde yaygın yaya yüzey araştırması yöntemleri uygulanarak gerçekleştirilmiştir. 2020 yılında 13 adet Paleolitik buluntu yeri saptanmış- tır. Buluntu yerlerinde tespit edilen 938 adet yontmataş b...
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Tunceli, arkeolojik kalıntılara sahip olduğu bilinmekle birlikte Keban projesinden bu yana sistematik araştırma yapılmamış bir bölgedir. 2015 yılında Dr. Yasemin YILMAZ başkanlığındaki bir ekip tarafından Tunceli’de başlatılan yüzey araştırmasıyla; arkeolojik kalıntıların Prehistorik Çağlardan Orta Çağ’a kadar uzanan zengin bir çeşitliliği barındır...
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The Trabzon survey project, which was initiated in 2018, revealed a first Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene site with flint and obsidian artifacts. The findings from Koskarlı Cave in the Trabzon/Düzköy region of Turkey change the status of the prehistory of the southeastern coast of the Black Sea region from what was once known as “terra incognita” t...
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Turkey, as a major geographical interface between Asia and Europe, is critical to understanding the lifeways and dispersal of early Homo sapiens populations in Eurasia. However, the Upper Paleolithic period in Turkey continues to remain an archaeological enigma. In contrast to the Lower and Middle Paleolithic, which are relatively well represented...
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Seyitömer Höyük 2019 yılı Paleolitik Çağ araştırmaları, Çelikler Seyitömer Elektrik Üretim AŞ rezerv sahası içerisinde Arslanlı köyü çevresinde gerçekleştirilmiştir. Birincil çakmaktaşı kaynaklarıyla doğrudan ilişkili olarak konumlanmış beş Paleolitik buluntu yeri tespit edilmiştir. Yontmataşlar çoğunlukla düzeltisiz ve düzeltili yongalardan oluşma...
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The Epipalaeolithic and Mesolithic periods of Turkey are poorly understood. The discovery of two sites (Kocaman and Kayadibi) in the Karaburun Peninsula in coastal western Turkey opens a whole new window into our understanding of these periods in Turkey and beyond by providing the first solid evidence for pre-Neolithic foragers. This article presen...
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In 2005 the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey (CLAS) identified an open-air Lower Paleolithic site called Bozyer near Lake Marmara in the province of Manisa, Turkey. Intensive survey of Bozyer in 2008 resulted in collection of over 300 stone tools. Subsequent systematic analysis attributed 189 of these lithics to a Lower Paleolithic industry. The...
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Sedimentological and paleoclimatological data from a fluvial infill retrieved from a series of cores taken across Kureyşler Valley, Kütahya, western Turkey, are compared alongside evidence for an almost unbroken record of human occupation in the area since Neolithic times. Recent salvage excavations in the valley exposed settlement remains from the...
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Recent surveys led by the author in Karaburun Peninsula discovered multiple prehistoric sites. This article introduces one of the Neolithic sites called Kömür Burnu in this marginal zone of coastal western Anatolia. The site offered various advantages to early farmer-herders including freshwater and basalt sources as well as proximity to agricultur...
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This research is aimed to reveal fossil humans and to understand the dispersals of early hominins from Africa to Eurasia. It has been understood that the province of Van is located at an archaeologically key position. Geographically, the Eastern Anatolia is a critically important natural land bridge to Eurasia in the Paleolithic period in terms of...
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Open-Access Ful-Text: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.016 In 2005 the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey (CLAS) identified an open-air Lower Paleolithic site called Bozyer near Lake Marmara in the province of Manisa, Turkey. Intensive survey of Bozyer in 2008 resulted in collection of over 300 stone tools. Subsequent systematic analysis...
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Recent surveys led by the author in Karaburun Peninsula discovered multiple prehistoric sites. This article introduces one of the Neolithic sites called Kömür Burnu in this marginal zone of coastal western Anatolia. The site offered various advantages to early farmer-herders including freshwater and basalt sources as well as proximity to agricultur...
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İnsan türlerinin ilk kez Afrika kıtasında ortaya çıkmış olduğu ve oradan Dünyanın diğer bölgelerine yayıldığı bugünkü bilgiler ışığında kabul edilmektedir. İnsan türlerinin bu yayılımlar sırasında hangi rotaları izledikleri ve bu verilere kanıt oluşturacak olan yaşam alanlarının nerelerde olduğunun tespit edilmesi en önemli konulardan biridir. Afri...
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The ‘Karaburun Archaeological Survey’ project aims to illuminate the lifeways of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene foragers in western Anatolia. A recently discovered, lithic-rich site on the Karaburun Peninsula offers new insights into a currently undocumented period of western Anatolian prehistory.
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Despite ongoing fieldwork focusing on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods of the Aegean, the eastern part of this region, especially western Turkey, remains almost entirely unexplored in terms of early prehistory. There is virtually no evidence from this area that can contribute to broader research themes such as the dispersal of early hominins...
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Two new Paleolithic sites located in the southern Marmara region of Northwest Anatolia - the Şahinkaya cave and an open air site at the Uludaǧ university campus, Bursa - are discussed, contributing substantially to the as yet meagre number of archaeologically attested Pleistocene activities in Turkey. The lithic assemblages from the Şahinkaya cave...
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Localise en contexte volcanique, la sequence Paleolithique de Kaletepe Deresi 3 a ete decouverte durant l'ete 2000 lors de l'evaluation des occupations pleistocenes aux abords de l'atelier neolithique de Kaletepe - Komurcu. Le site se trouve en contre-haut du village de Komurcu, sur les pentes orientales du Gollu Dag, volcan de type calco-alca- lin...

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