Department Activities

Activities outside of the classroom are an important part of the learning experience for Bilkent's Department of Archaeology students. Guided field trips are an integral part of many courses, during which the students are given the opportunity to experience what sites and landscapes really look like. Students also get practical training, both in class and in the field where they can enjoy hands-on archaeology during summer excavations. The following photographs are a sample illustrating what our students can do in the Department.

Bilkent Arkeoloji Bölümü öğrencileri için sınıf dışı etkinlikler öğrenme sürecinin önemli bir parçasıdır. Öğrencilerin siteler ve kazı alanlarının gerçekte neye benzediğini öğrenme şansına eriştikleri rehber eşliğindeki öğrenim gezileri, bir çok dersin temel parçasıdır. Öğrenciler aynı zamanda hem sınıfta hem de yazın yapılan kazılar boyunca arkeoloji konusunda deneyim kazanabildikleri alanlarda uygulamalı eğitim almaktadır. Aşağıdaki resimler, öğrencilerimizin bölümde neler yapabildiklerini göstermektedir.


Trip to the Erimtan Museum (9 December 2015): Dr. Dominique Kassab Tezgör and Museum Practices students visit the Erimtan Museum, Ankara. They were welcomed by a graduate of the Archaeology Department, now in charge of educational programs at the museum.
Trip to the Erimtan Museum

Visit to Classical Sites in Western Turkey (14-16 November 2015): Fifteen students and faculty members participate in a study trip to Hierapolis Museum, Aphrodisias, and Laodikeia
The group at the Byzantine Gate, Laodikeia (Erin Maloney behind the camera)

Temple A at Laodikeia

At the tetrapylon gate, Aphrodisias

Students exploring the stadium at Aphrodisias


Lectures at Shota Rustaveli State University of Batumi, Georgia (May 2015): Dr. Dominique Kassab Tezgör gave a lecture and a seminar for museum training.

Museum Trip to Kaman (1 November 2014): Dr. Dominique Kassab Tezgör and her Museum Practices students visited the excavations at Kaman-Kalehöyük, the site museum, the Japanese garden, and the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archeology.
Museum Trip to Kaman


Graduation Day (14 June 2014): After the ceremony, graduates and other members of the department met at the Odeon Fountain for a photo:
Front Row, from Left: Mustafa Umut Dulun, Pelin Dönmez, Zeynep Kuşdil, Aslı Duman,
Elif Büyükgençoğlu, Bahar Kök, Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates, Dr. Jacques Morin
Back Row: Dr. Charles Gates, Tuğba Şardan, Erkan Akbulut, Çağkan Tunç Mısır,
Hande Lebe, Esin Uzun, Ebru Gizem Ayten, Dr. Thomas Zimmermann
Graduates not present: Merve Çadır, Engin Mert Gökçek, Emrah Güreli, Seccad Yazıcıoğlu

Trip to Hittite Capital (26 April 2014): Thirty students and faculty members took a study trip to Yazılıkaya; the Boğazkale Museum; and seven sites at Hattussa.

Lectures at University of Reading (February 2014): Dr. Charles Gates gives a series of lectures and seminars as part of Erasmus Exchange.

Museum Trip in Beypazarı (23 November 2013): Dr. Dominique Kassab Tezgör took her Museum Practices students to three museums in Beypazarı. The field trip was followed by a workshop for the renovation of a room of the Historical Museum of Beypazarı.
Museum Trip to Beypazarı

Joukowsky Lecturer (October 2013 and January 2014): Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates gives lectures as part of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Research Scholarship Awarded (September 2013): Dr. Julian Bennett receives research award.
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