Immediate Media Release:
The Light Millennium, Inc.
A Public Benefit Organization
Date: January 28, 2006 - New York
Turkish version of the media release>
Light Millennium Presents...
A MULTI-LAYERED ANCIENT CITY: ÇADIR
The Alishar Regional Project Excavation at Çadir
A lecture by Dr. Samuel M. PALEY,
Professor of Classics, the University
at Buffalo, SUNY.
On February 16, 2006, Thursday at 7:00 O'clock PM
Place: Turkish House,
1st Avenue at 821 United Nations Plaza,
(at the corner of 46th Street & 1st Avenue (Across from the
UN) New York
City, New York, 10017
Date: February 16, 2006, Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM
Organized by: The Light Millennium, Inc. - A Public Benefit
Sponsored by: Turkish Consulate of New York
The Alishar Regional Project is excavating at the site of Cadir
Hoyuk, in the province of Yozgat, southeast of the town of Sorgun, in the
Kanak Su river basin. In 1993, the Turkish Department of Monuments and Museums
gave a permit for regional survey in an 800-km2 (20 X 40 km) area surrounding
the famous site of Alishar Hoyuk. The Project began to revisit
sites in the region and surveyed for additional sites. Twenty-nine sites
were relocated by the Alishar Regional Project, including Cadir Hoyuk.
When it was discovered that many of these archaeological sites,
including Çadir Hoyuk, were threatened by a reservoir that was rising
behind a newly-constructed dam near the village of Gellingulu, a permit
was issued for the excavations at Çadir Hoyuk. After several seasons (1994-1998) of test excavations and surveying the immediate area around Cadir,
the test trenches were expanded into a full-scale excavation (1998-present).
Çadir Hoyük is significant because it exhibits a sequence
of superimposed remains similar to that of the famous site of Alishar Hoyuk, the
largest in the area. There
are significant Chalcolithic(4th -early
3rd millennium BC) and Early Bronze deposits (3rd millennium BC), which can
be reached quickly since they are near the surface on the southern slopes
of the mound, while Middle Bronze (Assyrian Merchant Colony and Old Hittite,
20th - 17th centuries BC) remains are easily reached on the mound's
eastern slopes. Above these,
and nearer to the summit, are Late Bronze
(Hittite Empire, 14th and 13th centuries BC) and, on the summit, Iron Age
(12th-8th centuries BC) and Byzantine (6th to 11th centuries AD) remains.
The presentation will give a unique, first hand opportunity to
interested academicians, students, and professionals as well as to the interested
public. The attendees of the lecture will become familiar with
the project and its importance to the archeology of Anatolia, ancient civilizations
as well as culture in general.
We WELCOME to ALL interested parties
The lecture is free. There
will be a reception following the program.
Maximum seating capacity is 150.
For More Information:
Çadir Höyük - The 2005 Excavation Season: The
Hittite City of Zippalanda:
Religion, Social Complexity, and State Development in Hittite Anatolia
Çok katmanli antik bir sehir: Çadir Höyük
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About The Light Millennium Inc:
The Light Millennium, Inc., A Charitable organization with 501
(c) (3) status, is a Not-For-Profit Organization based in New York. Introduced
in August 1999 on the Web, it was established in January 2000, and
founded by Bircan Ünver on July 17, 2001 as a Public Interest Multi-Media
Global Platform (www.lightmillennium.org; www.isikbinyili.org;
www.turkishgreeksynergy.net. The organization produces the Light Millennium TV Series-LMTV & various other events. It e-publishes,
presents and broadcasts ideas and experiences freely (without any censorship,
within the publishing policy of the organization) in order to foster
global positive energy and connections among all peoples by encouraging
open intellectual productivity and communication.
For its Publishing Policy:
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of Public Information of the United Nations effective December 12, 2005.
Bircan Ünver, Producer of the Event
Phone for direction - Turkish House: 1-212-450-9162
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