Ancient Sam’al (modern Zincirli, Turkey)

Zincirli Höyük (ancient Sam’al) was the urban center of a Neo-Hittite kingdom located in south-central Turkey. As a longtime member of Chicago – Tübingen Archaeological Expedition to Zincirli I am interested in how the changing urban morphology and patterns of land use in the surrounding valley can inform our understanding of social and economic changes in this region from the 3rd to the 1st millennium BC. My research incorporates results from extensive geophysical survey with regional settlement data, and satellite remote sensing, and archaeological excavations.