Yasemin Ozarslan



I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University, Istanbul and an assistant director of the Kerkenes Project in central Turkey. My current research interests are the Anatolian Bronze and Iron Ages, ancient Phrygia, landscape archaeology, urbanism, and human spatial behaviour. I am particularly interested in Remote Sensing and GIS applications in archaeology, archaeological survey methodologies, and digital heritage. For my doctoral dissertation, I am studying the Iron Age landscapes of central Anatolia and examining the ways in which Iron Age people interacted with their natural and socio-cultural habitats. My project places a special emphasis on the role of visibility and movement in complex human-landscape interactions and seeks innovative ways of combining, representing, and modeling these two concepts in GIS using archaeological data. I am an American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.