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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
ARK631 Anatolian Archaeology in the 2nd Millennium BC 927001 1 2 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning the Assyrian Trade Colonies & Hittite Ages emmerge and expansion with their cultural characteristics in a chronological order in the 2.nd millenium BC. to understand the differences & originalities of each age.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Ast. Prof. Dr. Atila TÜRKER
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understanding and evaluating the circumstances that brought Assyrian merchants to Anatolia and the of the Hittite Country’s development in the light of written sources and physical finds.
  2. Becoming able to interpret and understand the architecture and art of the Age.
  3. Becoming able to judge the conditions of the rise of the Hitit Country.
  4. Becoming able to interpret the Ages social life and religious structure.
  5. Becoming able to debate on the importance of Hittite Age & Assyrian Trade Colonies Age in Anatolian Archaeology.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Recommended or Required Reading
AKURGAL, E. - Hatti ve Hitit Uygarlıkları (İstanbul, 1995); ALKIM, U.B. - Anatolien I. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende des Zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr. (München, 1968); ALP, S. - Konya Civarında Karahöyük Kazılarında Bulunan Silindir ve Damga Mühürler (Ankara, 1972); ALPARSLAN, M. - Hititolojiye Giriş (İstanbul, 2009); BALKAN, K. - Kaniş Kralı Anum-Hirbi’nin Warşama Kralı Mama’ya Gönderdiği Mektup (Ankara, 1957); BARJAMOVIC, G.- A Historical Geography of Anatolia in the OA Colony Period (Copenhagen 2011); BITTEL, K. - Hattuscha. Hauptstadt der Hethiter (Köln, 1983); BRYCE, T. - Hitit Dünyasında Yaşam ve Toplum (Ankara, 2002); DARGA, M. - Hitit Sanatı (İstanbul, 1992); FISCHER, F. - Die hethitische Keramik von Boğazköy (Berlin, 1963); GARSTANG, J. &GURNEY, O.R. - The Geography of the Hittite Empire (London, 1959); HAAS, V. - Geschichte der hethitischen Religion (Leiden, 1994); JACOP, W. (Ed.) - 1000 Tanrılı Halk: Hititler ve Hitit İmparatorluğu (Stuttgart, 2002); KARAOĞUZ, G. - Hitit Devleti Siyasi Antlaşmalar Metinleri (Konya, 2002); KLENGEL, H. - Geschichte des hethitischen Reiches (Leiden, 1999); NASHEF, K. - Die Orts- und Gewäsernamen der altassyrischen Zeit (RGTC IV) (Wisbaden, 1991); ÖZGÜÇ, T. - Kültepe-Kaniş kazıları II: Eski Yakındoğu’nun Ticaret Merkezinde Yeni Araştırmalar / New Researches at the Trading Center of the Ancient Near East (Ankara, 1986); Kültepe-Kaniş/Neşa Sarayları ve Mabetleri / The Palaces and Temples of Külteğe-Kaniş/Neşa (Ankara, 1999); Kültepe. Kaniş/Neşa (İstanbul, 2005); SAVAŞ, Ö.S. - Anadolu (Hitit-Luvi) Hiyeroglif Yazıtlarında Geçen Tanrı, Şahıs ve Coğrafya Adları (İstanbul, 1998); ÜNAL, A. - Hititler Devrinde Anadolu, 1- 3 (İstanbul, 2002, 2003, 2005); VEENHOF, K.R. - Aspects of Old Assyrian Trade and its Terminology (Leiden, 1972).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Course Contents
The Assyrian Trade Colonies and the Hittite ages of BC 2.nd millennium BC. the basic concepts and terminology; History of Research; chronology; Trade between Anatolia and northern Mesopotamia conditions to prepare the environment, trade routes, traded substances and products, merchants; cultural interaction; political environment, the first state in Anatolia, before the principalities; military, civilian and official buildings; social and administrative structures of society, the institutions; law, religion and belief, religious objects; economic life; mining, weaving, small crafts, ceramics, imported goods; principalities process leading to the empire, the Assyrian Trade Colonies and the Hittites and the importance of place in Anatolian archeology.Week 1: Middle Bronze Age definition, terminologyi, chronology & basics.Week 2: Written sources and physical finds from the transaction of Early Bronz Age to the Middle Bronz Age.Week 3: Historical Geography of Anatolia & Anatolian Settlements during the Assyrian Trade Colonies Era.Week 4: Merchants, trade routes and trade goods during Assurian Trade Colonies Age.Week 5: The conditions of emerge and first rulers of the Hittite Country.Week 6: Hittites Political History.Week 7: Historical Geography of Anatolia during the Hitit Age & Other Civilizations of the Age.Week 8: Writing, Language, Religion.Week 9: Architecture.Week 10: Religon & Temples.Week 11: Ceramic Art & Typology.Week 12: Decorated Art.Week 13: Metal Smithing.Week 14: Other Small Finds.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Middle Bronze Age definition, terminologyi, chronology & basics.
2.Written sources and physical finds from the transaction of Early Bronz Age to the Middle Bronz Age.
3.Historical Geography of Anatolia & Anatolian Settlements during the Assyrian Trade Colonies Era.
4.Merchants, trade routes and trade goods during Assurian Trade Colonies Age.
5.The conditions of emerge and first rulers of the Hittite Country.
6.Hittites Political History.
7.Historical Geography of Anatolia during the Hitit Age & Other Civilizations of the Age.
8.Writing, Language, Religion.
9.Architecture.
10.Religon & Temples.
11.Ceramic Art & Typology.
12.Decorated Art.
13.Metal Smithing.
14.Other Small Finds.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14114
Question-Answer14114
Seminar111
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Homework Problems14342
Reading14114
Homework14114
SUM187