Boğazköy through the Ages

Boğazköy through the Ages: New Insights into the Hittite, Iron Age and Roman Settlements´ Development from Recent Research at Hattuša

Andreas Schachner Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) – Istanbul

Organisé par l’Institut français des études anatoliennes (IFEA), l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), l’École française d’Athènes (EFA) et l’ Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO)


Programme 2023-24



Prof. Dr. Andreas Schachner is a senior research associate at the German Archaeological Institute´s Istanbul Section and an adjunct Professor for Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. After having participated in various excavations in Turkey and Uzbekistan during his education (PhD in 1999) he conducted two independent research projects in Southeastern Turkey while working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Near Eastern Archaeology of Munich University. Since 2006 he directs the German Archaeological Institute´s Boğazköy Excavations focusing not only on the Hittite remains but taking the settlement history as whole into account. The research in Hattusha is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach that combines humanities and methods of various natural sciences and attaches particular importance to the application of archaeometric research. Beside his excavation responsibilities Andreas Schachner´s research interests cover a wide range of mainly Bronze and Iron Age topics reaching from the Anatolian Highlands to the Caucasus, Syria and Mesopotamia, but also the history of archaeology in the Near East as well as issues of heritage conservation and management. His numerous publications deal not only with his fieldwork but contribute to theoretical and methodological aspects of the Ancient Near Eastern art, archaeometric analysis of materials as well as various aspects of the relationship between humans and their geographical environment in Antiquity.