December 29, 2012

Preliminary Reports (Anatolica and Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı series)

1991 Season

Algaze, G., A. Mısır and T. Wilkinson (1992) “Şanlıurfa Museum/University of California Excavations and Surveys at Titriş Höyük, 1991: A Preliminary Report” Anatolica 18: 33-60.

Algaze, G. and A. Mısır (1992) “Şanlıurfa Museum/University of California Excavations and Surveys at Titriş Höyük, 1991” Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 14(1): 155-174.

1992 Season

Algaze, G. and A. Mısır (1993) “Excavations at Titriş Höyük, A Small Mid-Late Third Millennium Urban Center in Southeastern Anatolia, 1992” Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 15(1): 153-170.

1993 Season

Algaze, G. and A. Mısır (1994) “Titriş Höyük: An Early Bronze Age Urban Center in Southeastern Anatolia, 1993” Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 16(1): 107-120.

1994 Season

Algaze, G., P. Goldberg, D. Honça, T. Matney, A. Mısır, A. Rosen, D. Schlee and L. Somers (1995) “Titriş Höyük, A Small EBA Urban Center in Southeastern Anatolia: the 1994 Season” Anatolica 21: 13-64.

1995 Season

Algaze, G., T. Matney, J. Kelly and D. Schlee (1996) “Late EBA Urban Structure at Titriş Höyük, Southeastern Turkey: the 1995 Season” Anatolica 22: 129-143.

Algaze, G. (1996) “Excavations at Titriş Höyük: The 1995 Season” Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 18(1): 121-136.

1996 Season

Matney, T., G. Algaze and H. Pittman (1997) “Excavations at Titriş Höyük in Southeastern Turkey: A Preliminary Report of the 1996 Season” Anatolica 23: 61-84.

1998 Season

Matney, T., G. Algaze and S. Rosen (1999) “Early Bronze Age Urban Structure at Titriş Höyük, Southeastern Turkey: The 1998 Season” Anatolica 25: 185-201.

Algaze, G., T. Matney, S. Rosen and D. Erdal (2000) “Excavations at Titriş Höyük, Şanlıurfa Province: Preliminary Report for the 1998 Season” Kazi Sonuçları Toplantısı 21(1): 145-156.

1999 Season

Algaze, G., G. Dinckan, B. Hartenberger, T. Matney, J. Pournelle, L. Rainville, S. Rosen, E. Rupley, D. Schlee and R. Vallet (2001) “Research at Titriş Höyük in Southeastern Turkey: The 1999 Season” Anatolica 27: 23-106.

(Note: 1997 was a study season; no preliminary reports were published. No Anatolica report was published for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. No KST report was published for the 1994, 1996, and 1999 seasons.)

Specialist Reports (organized by topic, chronological within topic)

General Summary

Algaze, G. and T. Matney (2011) “Titriş Höyük: The Nature and Context of Third Millennium B.C.E. Urbanism in the Upper Euphrates Basin” In, S. Steadman and G. McMahon, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 993-1011.


Matney, T. and G. Algaze (1995) "Urban Development at Mid-Late Early Bronze Age Titris Hoyuk in Southeastern Anatolia" Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 299/300: 33-52.

Matney, T. (2000) “Urban Planning and the Archaeology of Society at Early Bronze Age Titris Hoyuk” In, D. C. Hopkins, ed., Across the Anatolian Plateau: Readings in the Archaeology of Ancient Turkey. Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research: 19-34.

Nishimura, Y. (2008) North Mesopotamian Urban Space: A Reconstruction of Household Activities and City Layout at Titriş Höyük in the Third Millennium BC. PhD dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.

Burial Customs

Laneri, N. (1999) “Intramural Tombs – A Funerary Tradition of the Middle Euphrates Valley During the IIIrd Millennium B.C.” Anatolica 25: 221-241.

Laneri, N. (2004) I Costumi Funerari Della Media Vallata Dell’Eufrate Durante Il III Millennio A.C. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Naples, “L’Orientale”.

Laneri, N. (2007) “Burial Practices at Titriş Höyük, Turkey: An Interpretation” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 66(4): 241-266.

Faunal Analysis

Greenfield, H. J. (2002) “Faunal remains from the Early Bronze Age site of Titris Höyük, Turkey” In, H. Buitenhuis, A.M. Choyke, M. Mashkour and A. H. Al-Shiyab, eds., Archaeozoology of the Near East V (Proceedings of the ICAZ-SW Conference). Archaeological Research and Consultancy Publication 62. Groningen: Rijksuniversitit: 252-261.

Allentuck, A. (2004) Production, Distribution and Consumption of Animals at Early Bronze Age Titriş Höyük, Southeastern Turkey: A Zooarchaeological Approach. M.A. thesis. University of Manitoba.

Allentuck, A. and H. J. Greenfield (2010) The organization of animal production in an early urban center: the zooarchaeological evidence from Early Bronze Age Titriş Höyük, southeast Turkey. In, D. Campana, P. Crabtree, S. deFrance, J. Lev-Tov and A. Choyke, eds., Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeology: Colonialism, Complexity and Animal Transformations. Oxford: Oxbow Press: 12-29.

Greenfield, H. J. and A. Allentuck (2011) “Neighbourhood differences in animal exploitation and consumption patterns in an early (Early Bronze Age) urban center: the zooarchaeology of Titriş Höyük, SE Turkey” In, S. Morton and D. Butler, eds., It’s Good to Be King: The Archaeology of Power and Authority (Proceedings of the 41st Chacmool Conference, November 7–10, 2008). Calgary: University of Calgary, Chacmool Archaeological Association: 171-180.

Human Remains

Honca, M. D. and G. Algaze (1998) "Preliminary Report on the Human Skeletal Remains at Titris Hoyuk: 1991-1996 Seasons." Anatolica 24: 101-141.

Matney, T., G. Algaze, M. C. Dulik, Ö.D. Erdal, Y. S. Erdal. O. Gokcumen, J. Lorenz and H. Mergen (2010) "Understanding Early Bronze Age Social Structure Through Mortuary Remains: A Pilot aDNA Study from Titris Hoyuk, Southeastern Turkey" International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. DOI: 10.1002/oa.1213.

Erdal, O. D. (2010). "A Possible Massacre at Early Bronze Age Titris Hoyuk, Anatolia" International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. DOI: 10.1002/oa.1177.


Hartenberger, B., S. Rosen, and T. Matney (2000) "The Early Bronze Age Blade Workshop at Titris Hoyuk: Lithic Specialization in an Urban Context" Near Eastern Archaeology 63(4): 51-58.

Paleobotanical Remains

Hald, M. M. (2009) "Distribution of crops at late Early Bronze Age Titris Hoyuk, southeast Anatolia: towards a model for the identification of consumers of centrally organised food distribution." Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-009-0223-9.


Algaze, G. and J. Pournelle (2003) “Climatic Change, Environmental Change, and Social Change at Early Bronze Age Titriş Höyük: Can Correlation and Causation [be Untangled?]” In, M. Özdoğan, H. Hauptmann, and N. Başgelen, eds., From Village to Cities: Early Villages in the Near East, Vol. 1. Istanbul: Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları: 103-128.