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|Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM
EXCAVATED SEAPORT PROVIDES WINDOW ON ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
(AIA Joukowsky Lecture)
at Concordia University
Kinet Höyük, an ancient seaport near Iskenderun in Turkey, has been the subject of excavations since 1992. This fascinating site offers a long perspective on maritime life in the northeastern-most corner of the Mediterranean. Kinet can be identified with classical Issos, overlooking the plain where Alexander the Great defeated the Persians in 333 BCE, and with an earlier Hittite harbor named Izziya (ca. 1500-1200 BCE). The site’s archaeological span is much longer, however. Over twenty years of excavations show that from prehistoric times to the Crusades, Kinet—though remote in location and small in size—flourished within an economic network extending at least as far as Cyprus, and occasionally throughout the eastern Mediterranean. In her lecture, Kinet Höyük (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports, Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates will present an overview of the project, discussing why such a site became a prosperous seaport, and proposing general guidelines for conducting the archaeology of seaports, using Kinet Höyük as a guide.
1000 Years of Kinet Shipping Containers
Dr. Gates is a Professor of Archaeology at Bilkent University in Turkey. She specializes in Near Eastern Archaeology, particularly that of Middle to Late Bronze Age Syria, prehistoric-Roman Turkey, and the prehistoric Hellenistic. She has worked at the site of Kinet Höyük for the past twenty years and currently serves as the Director.
Kinet Late Bronze Hittite Pottery
Dr. Gates will be giving a Joukowsky Lecture, named for Martha Sharp Joukowsky, past President of the Archaeological Institute of America and Professor of Old World Archaeology at Brown University. The Joukowsky Lectureship is part of the AIA’s National Lecture Program.
Kinet Middle Bronze Drinking Sets
Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free
DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
1530 Concordia West
Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.
Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)