Agriculture in Anatolia from Antiquity to the Present Symposium

May 1, 2024

Dates: 13-14-15 May 2024

Time: 10.00 (All day event, 3 days)

Zoom, online

The history of agriculture can be traced back to the Neolithic period in Anatolia, which began around 7000 BC. This period marks the transition of human communities from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a settled existence and the initial stages of agricultural practices, laying the foundation for the formation of societies. The advent of agriculture marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of human civilization. It enabled the formation of productive communities and the shaping of the environment in accordance with human needs.

The online symposium on Agriculture in Anatolia from Antiquity to the Present, organized by Koç University VEKAM and led by Prof. Dr. Billur Tekkök Karaöz from Başkent University will examine the agricultural heritage of Anatolia from ancient times to the present day and the studies carried out in this field in the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye. Topics to be addressed include various issues such as; dietary practices throughout the ages, carbonized seeds, archaeobotanical analyses, agricultural technologies, storage, crops cultivated and traded throughout the ages, related laws and interregional product exchanges.

The sympoisum will be online and registration is required.