Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Necmi Karul

Lithics and raw materials as source for mobility and migration in Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods: a case study from western Anatolia

Necmi Karul is an associate professor in the Prehistory Department of the İstanbul University. He completed his doctoral thesis about the prehistoric architecture of Eastern Thrace at the Freie University Berlin. His main interests lie in the emergence of  Neolithic societies and their movement into northwest Turkey. To further investigate these issues, he is carrying out  excavations at Aktopraklık Höyük and Gusir Höyük in northwest and southwest Turkey.

Selected Publications


Karul N, M. Avci M. 2011. Neolithic Societies in Eastern Marmara: Aktopraklık C. Anatolica xxxvıı. 
Karul N. 2010. The Neolithic and its Development in Southern Marmara, In R. Krauss R, Horejs B (eds.). Istanbul: BYZAS.
Karul N.2010. Die Entwicklung des vorbronzezeitlichen Siedlungsschemas in der südlichen Marmara- Region. In Natural Science in Archaeology. Germany: Springer Verlag. 
Department of Archaeology Department of Prehistory
Ordu Caddesi
34 459  Laleli-Istanbul
Istanbul University