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Research Assistant – Ceramics

The archaeological site of Seyitömer Höyük is located within the Kütahya region of western Turkey, 350 kilometers south of Istanbul, at an important juncture between the Mesopotamian and Mediterranean worlds. The development of advanced metal technology fueled commerce between these distant regions as early as 3,000 B.C., leading to the establishment of important trade centers linking east and west. The best-preserved example of such a center is Seyitömer Höyük, where thousands of artifacts and dozens of pottery and textile workshops paint a vivid picture of village life.

The Research Assistant will document and analyze ceramic pieces from the site and will produce a catalog.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Anthropology, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Cultural Heritage
Student Skill-Set Needed: Drawing, photography and restoration skills, computer skills for software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and Filemaker
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Spring
Website: http://www.iema.buffalo.edu/paley/seyitomer.shtml

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Peter F. Biehl
Title: Professor
Department: Anthropology
Office: 380 Millard Fillmore Academic Center, Ellicott Complex
Phone: 716-645-0402
Email: pbiehl@buffalo.edu