Archaeological Investigations in the Harbours of Burgaz, Turkey: 2011-2015 field seasons

Greene E. S., Leidwanger J., Tuna N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, vol.48, no.1, pp.103-122, 2019 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1095-9270.12334
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, FRANCIS, IBZ Online, L'Année philologique, American History and Life, Anthropological Literature, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Historical Abstracts, Index Islamicus, MLA - Modern Language Association Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-122
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Between 2011 and 2015 archaeological fieldwork was conducted in the Archaic through Late Antique harbours associated with Burgaz on the Datca Peninsula in south-west Turkey. This work focused on survey and documentation of built features associated with the four harbours, limited stratigraphic excavation, and identification of shipwrecks and seafaring activity outside the harbours. The results offer new insights into the growth, expansion, and eventual abandonment of the port complex, its development alongside the urban settlement, and its changing maritime dynamics in light of economic shifts across the peninsula and the eastern Mediterranean.