Troia and the Troad

Scientific Approaches

  • Günther A. Wagner
  • Ernst Pernicka
  • Hans-Peter Uerpmann

Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XVI
  2. Introduction — Troia and the Natural Sciences

  3. Historical and Geological Context of the Troad

  4. Mineral Deposits and Materials

    1. E. Pernicka, C. Eibner, O. Öztunalı, G. A. Wagner
      Pages 143-172
    2. Friedrich Begemann, Sigrid Schmitt-Strecker, Ernst Pernicka
      Pages 173-201
    3. Muharrem Satır, Judit Zöldföldi
      Pages 223-231
    4. M. Guzowska, I. Kuleff, E. Pernicka, M. Satir
      Pages 233-249
  5. Archaeobiology

  6. Landscape Change of the Troian Site and Plain

    1. Eberhard Zangger
      Pages 317-324
    2. Hans Günter Jansen, Norbert Blindow
      Pages 325-340
    3. J. Göbel, M. Satır, A. Kadereit, G. A. Wagner, İ. Kayan
      Pages 341-359
    4. John C. Kraft, İlhan Kayan, Helmut Brückner, George Rip Rapp
      Pages 361-377
    5. İlhan Kayan, Ertuǧ Öner, Levent Uncu, Beycan Hocaoǧlu, Serdar Vardar
      Pages 379-401
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 403-449

About these proceedings


When reconstructing the past, the archaeologist needs to take into account all kinds of relevant information. Where no written sources are available, the natural sciences play an indispensable role. Troia is a remarkable site in this respect. The present excavation project at Troia, under the directorship of Manfred Korfmann, integrates various disciplines including geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, anthropology, geophysical prospection as well as chemical and technological studies of metal, stone and pottery. Hardly any other archaeological project is supported so intensely and on such a broad scale by archaeometric investigations as the international research group in Troia. In April 2001 an International Symposium was held in Heidelberg, Germany, with the aim of promoting scientific discussion and providing synopses of the various disciplines engaged in Troia. This volume contains most of the contributions presented at the symposium. Due to its broad natural scientific as well as its cultural-historic scope, not only will the specialist but also the interested layman find the book rewarding.


Agean prehistory Troia Troja ancient environment archaeobotany archaeometry geoarchaeology historisches Umfeld zooarchaeology Ägäische Frühgeschichte

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther A. Wagner
    • 1
  • Ernst Pernicka
    • 2
  • Hans-Peter Uerpmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Forschungsstelle Archäometrie, Heidelberger Akademie der WissenschaftenMax-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.ArchäometrieBergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Ur- und FrühgeschichteUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07832-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05308-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-9712
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