Omur Harmansah

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Art History
    Secondary Department: Classics and Mediterran Studies
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: Henry Hall 309 Phone: 3123550616
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Ancient art and architecture, archaeology of the Middle East, political ecology, climate change, environmental humanities, architectural documentation, fieldwork, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage, material culture

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Experience with working with project databases, maps, and images is preferred.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will work with me in managing the database of Yalburt Yaylasi Archaeological Landscape Project, an archaeological survey project in west-central Turkey. The project had 8 fieldwork season where archaeological data were collected. More information about the project can be found here:
    This project investigates the politics of water and settlement in the southern borderlands of the Hittite Empire (modern day central Turkey), following an ecological perspective and the field methodologies of landscape archaeology.

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