Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714003262016ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONSElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to discuss the emergence and development of civilizations in the Anatolia. It considers the period between Neolithic and Iron Age which is started from the earliest village settlements and continue with the first urban life and state formation period.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Aylin Ü. ERDEM OTMAN
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the Anatolian chronology from Neolithic to the end of the Iron Ages.
2To explain the development of civilizations in Anatolia.
3To discuss the characteristics of Anatolian civilizations.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
First part of the course will be dedicated to the understanding of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, Early and Middle Bronze Ages. The appearance of village settlements, transition from village to the city life will be discussed in the light of prominent sites in the Anatolian archaeology. Secondly, state formation process in Anatolia will be examine according to the archaeological evidence from Anatolian civilizations such as Hittites, Phrygians, Urartians and Lydians until the end of Iron Ages.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction to the courseAnlatım ve Tartışma
1Earliest Settlement Period: Neolithic and Chalcolithic periodsAnlatım ve Tartışma
2Early Bronze Age and UrbanisationAnlatım ve Tartışma
3Early State Period in Anatolia in the 2nd Millennium BCAnlatım ve Tartışma
4The History of Hittite EmpireAnlatım ve Tartışma
5Hittite ArtAnlatım ve Tartışma
6Early Iron Age Migrations and Late Hittite City-States
7Mid-term examAnlatım ve Tartışma
8History of the Phrygian KingdomAnlatım ve Tartışma
9Phrygian ArtAnlatım ve Tartışma
10Urartian HistoryAnlatım ve Tartışma
11Urartian ArtAnlatım ve Tartışma
12Lydian EmpireAnlatım ve Tartışma
13Lydian ArtAnlatım ve Tartışma
14Discussion: End of the Iron Age CivilizationsAnlatım ve Tartışma
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
T. Tüfekçi Sivas- H. Sivas (ed), Frigler: Midas'ın Ülkesinde, Anıtların Gölgesinde, İstanbul, 2013. Friglerin Gizemli Uygarlığı, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2008. V. Sevin, Eski Anadolu ve Trakya, İstanbul, 2003. A. Özfırat, Doğu Anadolu Yayla Kültürleri, İstanbul, 2001. A. Çilingiroğlu, 'Van Gölü Havzasında Üretilen M.Ö.İkinci Binyıl Boyalı Çanak Çömleği',Arkeoloji Dergisi II,1994. O. Belli- E. Konyar, Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi’nde Erken Demir Çağı Kale ve Nekropolleri, İstanbul, 2003. O. Belli, “Research on Early Iron Age Fortresses and Necropolies in Eastern Anatolia”, A. Çilingiroğlu ve G. Derbyshire (yay.) Anatolian Iron Ages 5, 2005: 1-13. J. G. Macqueen, Hititler ve Hitit Çağında Anadolu, Ankara, 2018. M. Alparslan- M. Alparslan- A. Sachachner (ed.), Bir Anadolu İmparatorluğunun Keşfi, İstanbul, 2017. M. Doğan-Alparslan- M. Alparslan (ed.), Hititler. Bir Anadolu İmparatorluğu, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2012. H. Genz- D. P. Mielke, Insights Into Hittite History and Archaeology, Leuven, 2011. M. Darga, Hitit Sanatı, Istanbul, 1992. W. Jacob (ed.), Hititler ve Hitit İmparatorluğu. 1000 Tanrılı Halk, Bonn, 2002. A. Ünal, Hititler Devrinde Anadolu 1,2,3 Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003-2005. S. Alp, Hitit Çağında Anadolu. Çiviyazılı ve Hiyeroglif Yazılı Kaynaklar, Ankara, 2002. A. M. Dinçol, “Hititler”, Anadolu Uygarlıkları 1, Görsel Yayınları, İstanbul, 1982. C.W. Ceram, The Secrets of the Hittites, London, 2001. G. Beckman, Hittite Diplomatic Texts, Atlanta, Georgia Pres, 1996. G.L. Huxley, Acheans and Hitttites, Oxford, 1960. J. Garstang, The Hittite Empire, London, 1929. Çilingiroğlu, A. (1997). Urartu Krallığı. Tarihi ve Sanatı, İzmir. Çilingiroğlu, A. (1994). Urartu Tarihi, İzmir. B.B. Piotrovskii, The Ancient Civilizations of Urartu, Geneva, 1969. B.B.Piotrovskii, Urartu: The Kingdom of Van and its Art, London, 1967. Sagona, A. And Zimansky, P. (2009) Ancient Turkey, London. Frangipane, M. (2002): Yakın Doğu’da Devletin Doğuşu, Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, Istanbul. Sagona, A. And Zimansky, P. (2009) Ancient Turkey, London. Frangipane, M. (2002): Yakın Doğu’da Devletin Doğuşu, Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, Istanbul. Steadman, S.R. and G. McMahon (2011): Ancient Anatolia, 10,000-323 B.C.E. Oxford University Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study7214
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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