Recently, two students from the Department of Archaeology traveled to Erzurum to take part in the 10th International Archaeology Student Symposium. The symposium, organized by undergraduate archaeology students, is held each year at a different university in Turkey; this year’s event took place March 13–16 at Atatürk University in Erzurum.
Archaeology students from many universities, including Deniz Dernek and İpek Kırömeroğlu from Bilkent, participated in the symposium, making presentations on topics ranging from new archaeological discoveries in Anatolia to the various techniques used in fieldwork. Deniz’s presentation, which concerned the collapse of Bronze Age civilizations and the consequences of that collapse, was well received by the audience.
Students who attended the symposium expressed their appreciation to Atatürk University for hosting the event, as well as their wish that similar meetings of archaeology students from different universities could be held more often.