A study trip, sponsored by the Department of Archaeology, took place on Saturday, April 26.
Located about three hours east of Ankara, the sites visited were Yazılıkaya, a Hittite rock sanctuary and temple complex; the Boğazkale Museum; and seven sites at Hattussa, the capital of the Hittite Empire (c. 1900-1200 BCE).
Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates, Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology, was the tour leader. Dr. Gates both organized the schedule and gave detailed information at each of the stops on this day-long trip.
In addition to Dr. Gates, the group included 24 students and 5 other faculty members from the Department of Archaeology as well as the Departments of International Relations, Psychology, Banking and Finance, and Turkish Literature, Computer Engineering and the Graduate School of Education.
The Department of Archaeology sponsors at least one trip per semester for students and faculty. The visit to Hittite sites is a favorite with students.