The Team

September 1, 2012

The Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition is a team effort. Established by Prof. Timothy Matney in 1997, over the past seventeen field seasons, the project has evolved from a team of three archaeologists to a large collaborative scientific expedition. Our current fieldwork is a joint effort between Prof. Matney, Dr. John MacGinnis (Cambridge University), Dr. Dirk Wicke (University of Mainz) and Prof. Kemalettin Koroglu (Marmara University). Past senior collaborators include: Prof. Guillermo Algaze (UCSD), Prof. Michael Roaf (University of Munich), Dr. Lynn Rainville (Sweet Briar College), and Prof. Simo Parpola (University of Helsinki). Our work is conducted in cooperation with the regional Diyarbakir Archaeological Museum and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.


The success of the entire enterprise rests on the hard work and skills of over 100 scholars who have participated in the field seasons. The expedition requires a wide variety of skills: diggers, photographers, conservators, specialists in animal bones, seeds, human bones, and the wide range of materials that have survived in the archaeological record. Below is a list of the field participants (in alphabetical order) who have put in great effort, often under difficult field conditions, to make the project a success.


Karen Abend, conservator
Kaisa Akerman, archaeologist
Rıza Akgun, archaeologist
Zuhal Alcan, archaeologist
Prof. Guillermo Algaze, survey
Dr. Adam Allentuck, faunal analyst and archaeologist
Mesut Alp, archaeologist
Evelyn Alvarez-Dossman, conservator
David Astbury, archaeologist
Nahide Aydın, geophysics
Daniela Arroyo Barrantes, archaeologist
Peter Bartl, archaeologist
Dr. Andrew Bauer, survey and excavation
Celine Beauchamp, archaeologist
Jordan Bell, geophysics
Dr. Remi Berthon, faunal analyst
Tom Burns, archaeologist
Esther Chao, conservator
Melanie Clifton-Harvey, conservator
Ian Cohn, photographer
Harun Danışmaz, archaeologist
Dr. Tim Demko, geomorphology
Gulay Dinckan, excavator
Dr. Laurent Dissard, archaeologist
Ann Donkin, geophysics
Dr. David Dorren, archaeologist
Judith Dosch, archaeologist
Charlie Draper, archaeologist
Patricia Duff, archaeologist
Lauralee Elliot, archaeologist
Leomie Willoughby Ellis, illustrator
Dr. Nurşen Fındık, ceramicist
Lourdes Mesa Garcia, conservator
Bülent Genç, archaeologist
Jill Goulder, archaeologist
Prof. Haskell Greenfield, faunal analyst
Tina Greenfield, faunal analyst
Roberta Guarino, photographer
Julyana Gülten, archaeologist
Dr. Emily Hammer, archaeologist
Britt Hartenberger, lithics and microdebris
Carl Hayward, archaeologist
Joseph Heigermoser, archaeologist
Birger Helgestad, registrar
Yvonne Helmholz, conservation
Fabian Heubel, archaeologist
Tara Hornung, conservator
Barbara Jakubowska, ceramicist
Chelsea Jalbrzikowski, geophysics and physical anthropology
Marie Brondegaard Jensen
Natalia Kadzidlowska, ceramicist
İbrahim Kars, geophysics
Dr. Pinar Kaymakçi, paleomagnetics
Dr. Nuretdin Kaymakçi, paleomagnetics
Sara Kayser, archaeologist
David Kertai, archaeologist
Azer Keskin, ceramicist
Franziska Kierzek, conservator
Stephan Kintzel, archaeologist
Songül Kişikli, archaeologist
Prof. Dr. Kemalettin Köroğlu, archaeologist
Ratko Krvavac, archaeologist
Nineb Lammasu, archaeologist
Christine Lincke, conservator
Dr. Sandra Lösch, physical anthropologist
Tom Lyons, archaeologist
Dr. John MacGinnis
Helen Malko, archaeologist
Çiğdem Maner, archaeologist
Prof. Timothy Matney, tea drinker
Helen McDonald, ceramicist
Hilary McDonald, photographer
Freiderike Moll-Dau, conservator
Hayley Monroe, registrar and conservation
Willis Monroe, registrar
Dr. Kathleen Nicoll, geomorphologist
Gülşen Özek, archaeologist
Dr. Latif Özen, metals specialist
Prof. Simo Parpola
Jonathan Pilgrim, archaeologist
Brian Pittman, geomorphologist
Agnieszka Poniewierska, ceramicist
Lucas Proctor, paleobotanist
Dr. Paola Pugsley, illustrator
Christine Puza, conservator
Milo Reddaway, archaeologist
Mandy Reimann, conservator
Charlotte Rerolle, conservator
Simo Rista, photographer
Prof. Michael Roaf, archaeologist
Richard Roaf, archaeologist
Melissa Rosenzweig, paleobotanist
Eric Rupley, survey
Fabian Sarga, archaeologist
Kristina Sauer, archaeologist
Duncan Schlee, excavator
Guido Schnell, archaeologist
Monique Schröder, conservator
Dr. Mary Shepperson, archaeologist
Philipp Schmidt, conservator
Caroline Skelton, archaeologist
Prof. Monica Smith, archaeologist
Dr. Lewis Somers, geophysics
Dr. Diana Stein-Wuenscher, archaeologist
Jason Stein-Wuenscher, archaeologist
Burhan Suer, illustrator
Jim Sutter, geophysics
Dr. Jeff Szuchman, archaeologist
Armağan Tan, archaeologist
Johanna Tudeau, archaeologist
Dr. Valentina Vezzoli, ceramicist
Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, ceramcist
Jennifer Walborn, archaeologist and physical anthropologist
Dr. Dirk Wicke, archaeologist
Dominique Wiebe, archaeologist
Jerzy Wierzbicki, photographer
Dr. Anna Wodzinska, ceramicist
Dr. Thomas Zimmerman, metals specialist