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Archaeological Survey

  • Turkey
  • Canakkale

Summary

  • "Only a small part of a city as large as Troia can be investigated by means of excavation. Even after 132 years of archaeology at Troia less than five per cent of the total area has been excavated. Consequently it is necessary, and makes good sense, to accompany excavation with other methods of field exploration. Since the 2002 excavation season but intensively only from 2003, the city area of Troia has been explored by a further method--by means of a systematic survey." Korfmann 2004 p.9

Project Dates

  • 1988 -

Survey Method

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Research Focus

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Other Comments

  • Archaeobiology; Palaeogeography; Archival studies
  • To conduct extensive examinations of the "citadel," the central inhabited hill. To review earlier findings with modern methods. To systematically explore the previously unexplored lower city. Archaeo-biological analysis of the changes to the area during its occupation. To investigate the place of Troy within the Troad region. To document the preserved conditions of the ruins. Conservation and restoration.

Research Institution

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Director

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