This volume focuses on bronze and other metal finds from several ancient sites of Asia Minor and other regions in the Mediterranean. It consists of four main parts and 45 papers in total which deal with various genres of ancient bronze material. The papers include analysis of pre-Greek, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine bronzes from Anatolia, as well as studies of bronzes from Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Serbia, and Slovenia. Key sites are covered, such as Allianoi, Arycanda and Olba, Roman and Early Byzantine cities in western and southern part of Turkey. The volume also contains a common bibliography for researchers interested in Asia Minor and neighbouring regions. Readers will discover numerous unpublished materials as well as new insights into the bronze archaeology of Anatolia and more broadly across the rest of the ancient eastern Mediterranean.
Ergün Laflı is a classical archaeologist at the Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, chairs the Division for Medieval Archaeology and is the director of the Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia (EKVAM). He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Ankara (1996), a M.A. from the University of Tübingen (1999) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne (2003).
List of contributors: Melih Arslan, Alireza Asghari-Chaverdi, Ceren Baykan, Daniş Baykan, Maurizio Buora, Pierfrancesco Callieri, Carmelo Colelli, Barbara de Filippo, Burçak Delikan, İsmet Edîz, Makbule Ekici, Seyed Mohammadamin Emami, Ahmet Ertekin, Ayşe Emel Erten, Daniela Ferro, Vojislav Filipović, Murat Fırat, Elena Gigolashvili, Kurt Gschwantler, Jeffrey P. Maish, Antonio La Marca, Sepideh Maziar, Hüseyin Metin, Mustafa Metin, Mohammad Mortazavi, Stefano Natali, Anise Soltani Nejad, Lucia Nováková, Bekir Sıtkı Alptekin Oransay, Omid Oudbashi, Alessandro Pacini, Vladimir P. Petrović, Marina Pirtskhalava, Deana Ratković, Ketevan Ramishvili, Athanasios Sideris, Dragana Spasić-Đurić, Nino Sulava, Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Ahmet Ünal, Derya Yalçıklı, Candemir Zoroğlu.
‘This volume will be of particular importance to the scholarly community in Anatolia as well as to those scholars concerned with the archaeology and art history of the greater Eastern Mediterranean world.' Dr Vincent C. Pigott, University of Pennsylvania Museum