Archaeology Department

Archaeology is the removal of cultural remains from people who lived in the past periods by technical methods. Archaeology is a scientific discipline that allows me to gain insight into the thoughts, beliefs, and even the understanding and learning of the people who lived at that time. This technique also benefits from other branches of science to support the study.

During the four year undergraduate education, the civilizations and artifacts and cultures that have been included in all of the Pre-Asian cultural regions, mainly Anatolian Archaeology will be taught in the process from the Paleolithic Period to the end of the Roman Period. In addition to the technical courses to be provided, students will be trained as technical staff. In addition, with the help of elective courses taken from all departments of the Department of Archaeology, students will be provided with a comprehensive and versatile archaeology education.

Dumlupınar University Archaeology Department was established in 2006 and gave its first graduates in 2010. The aim of the department is to establish; to provide an education equipped with technical knowledge and to help students to become technical archaeologists with excavations. The archaeologists who grow up in our university will thus have the qualifications required as team members in domestic and foreign archaeological excavations and researches, and they will be able to work successfully in the museums. All courses in Archaeology Department are in Turkish. Undergraduate students are designated by the Undergraduate Placement Exam (LYS). Approximately 30 students are enrolled in the archaeology program every year. The duration of normal education is 4 years. In order to graduate, students have to take all the required courses, pass the class and reach the lowest GPA of 2.00.

Students who will be taken to the Department of Archaeology within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will take theoretical and technical courses that they will receive in professional matters. They will also benefit from the opportunities available at our University and our Faculties in order to develop themselves and to be aware of the ongoing changes and developments in professional matters. They will be able to benefit from the computer lab of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. All computers have internet connection. Dumlupınar University's main library is open to all students. There are enough books about archaeology in our university library. In addition, periodicals and some important publications have been gained and gained in the library. The students are working in the archaeology laboratory, which is established by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and belongs to the Department of Archaeology. Evaluation, drawing, restoration, conservation and photographic works of ceramics and small finds discovered during excavation and surface researches made with the support of our university are carried out in this laboratory. Students can take part in excavations and surface surveys supported by our University.


To teach the civilizations that rose on Asia Minor cultural zone from Paleolithic Period until the end of Roman Period and their works of art and culture; to give a fully equipped training in terms of technology and train the students as technical archaeologists through participation in real life excavations


In theoretical and practical fields, to increase reputation of our department on national and international levels, to improve our relationships with institutes of education and research and to undertake common projects with the disciplines related with Archaeology (Biology, chemistry, geology, geophysics etc), to supply adequate Undergraduate education for training qualified people that would contribute science on national and international levels.



Learning Outcome


To have knowledge of excavation techniques


To be able to identify, classify and date archaeological finds


To be able to Analyze and comment on archaeological finds


To be able to perform technical drawings of archaeological finds and remains


To have the knowledge about restoration of archaeological finds and remains


To have the knowledge about conservation of archaeological finds and remains


To have adequate foreign language skills to follow the published material about Archaeology and communicate with our colleagues,


To know and be able to apply photograph taking techniques


To be able to use drawing and presentation software on computer


To have enough knowledge of land and topography


To have practical knowledge of museum keeping


To be able to use technical machines and equipment of arch


Having enough level of general culture (Mother language, foreign languages, history etc)

Last Update Date: 07 September 2018, Friday