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Archaeology, Nationalism and Heritage in Islamic Society: a Turkish Case Study

"Archaeology, Nationalism and Heritage in Islamic Society: a Turkish Case Study is an investigation undertaken by Dr David Shankland into the relationship between culture, nationalism and the remains of the past within Islam, taking Turkey as a specific example. The research took place between July 2000 and September 2001 in the Konya region of Turkey, centering largely upon the Neolithic archaeological site of Çatalhöyük. Visits were also made to population centers, such as nearby Konya, for the purposes of comparison and corroboration of findings.The research was funded by small research grant project R000223141, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which was derived from a series of pilot studies that took place at Çatalhöyük in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. This pilot research was published in the first and second volumes of the site reports edited by Ian Hodder, and regular brief notices appeared also in Anatolian Archaeology. The background to the study is thus fairly well documented.This archive report presents a visual document of Dr Shankland's research, providing access to over 500 images and their accompanying annotations. They include photographs from the main focus of research at Çatalhöyük and other archaeological sites in Turkey, from modern settlement areas around Çatalhöyük such as Konya. The gallery closes with six photographs taken by F.W. Hasluck, an archaeologist who undertook research in Turkey during the early 20th Century. For further information regarding the background to this archive report, and for help on using the Image Gallery..."

Author(s):  Shankland, David
Format:  Website
Date:  2009
Source:  Archaeology Data Service