Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Kantman, Sönmez

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2381

Basic Biographical Information

Sönmez Kantman was born in İstanbul in 1940. He died in 1999. He got his degree from Robert College, Istanbul. Afterward, he studied law in Switzerland and then continued his education in the Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology at İstanbul University, Turkey.

Kantman was a Renaissance scholar with wide-ranging interests. Besides his scientific research, he was interested in art studies and literature. He wrote a play in French, named Patira, and he translated thirteenth century Japanese haikus into Turkish in preparation for a book called Kokinşiu.

He participated in excavations and survey studies early in his career, but in his later career concentrated his research efforts on the theory of practicing archaeology. His book Analytic Archaeology is a result of this research.

Major Accomplishments

Sönmez Kantman’s name is on the verge of being forgotten. However, he should be remembered and honored for his remarkable study Analytic...

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Further Reading

  1. Kantman, S. 1969a. Trakya ve Marmara Kiyi Bölgesi Paleolotik yerleşme yerleri arastirma plânlamasi, in Analitik Arkeoloji, Anadolu Araştırmaları III: 37-46. İstanbul: Özel Sayı.Google Scholar
  2. - 1969b. Cilâli tas aletlerde mikroanalitik metodla fonksiyon tayini, in Analitik Arkeoloji, Anadolu Araştırmalar, III: 81-102. İstanbul: Özel Sayı.Google Scholar
  3. - 1969c. Prehistorik arkeolojide kavramyapım, in Analitik Arkeoloji, Anadolu Araştırmaları III: 47-62. İstanbul: Özel Sayı.Google Scholar
  4. - 1969d. Deneysel katkı. Gözlemcilik ve fonksiyonalizmin arkeolojik tıpbilimde önemi, in Anadolu Araştırmaları III: 63-80. İstanbul: Özel Sayı.Google Scholar
  5. Kantman, S. & A. Dinçol. 1969. Arkeolojide yeni kavramlar ve metodolojik arastirma plânlamasi, in Analitik Arkeoloji, Anadolu Araştırmaları III: 15-36. İstanbul: Özel Sayı.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IstanbulTurkey