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Durham University

Department of Archaeology


Mr Latif Oksuz

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I received my BA in Classic Archaeology at the Ataturk University in Turkey in 2012. In 2017, I completed my Master degree in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University.

My master thesis is entitled “In the Light of the Artifacts: Understanding Another Domestic Area from the Iron II Occupation, Tell Halif”. My thesis project is on analyzing typical household activities in a domestic space from the Iron Age II occupation, Tell Halif, under the supervision of Dr. James W. Hardin.

Current Research Topic

A quantified analysis of mortuary practices in Anatolia during the Bronze and Iron Ages. 

Research Interests

Near Eastern Archaeology at Bronze and Iron Age; Anatolian Archaeology; Anatolian Iron Age Archeology Household archaeology; Mediterranean archaeology.


2015: Field school participant at the Topper Site, South Carolina, USA, Mississippi State University, Director Dr. Shane Miller.

2013: Archaeologist, at the Kınık Hoyuk Excavation, Turkey, University of Pavia and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, Niğde University and Ataturk University, Director Prof. Lorenzo D’Alfanso.

2010-2012: Excavation Supervisor at the Parion Ancient City, Turkey, Ataturk University, Director Prof. Cevat Basaran

2009: Field school participant at the Parion Ancient City, Turkey, Ataturk University, Prof. Cevat Basaran

Conference Attendance and Contribution

Poster Presentation:

2016: “The Shining City of Ancient Troad: Parion From 2005 to 2016” presented at American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), San Antonia, Texas, USA

Oral Presentation:

2017: “K8 House: A Domestic Space from the Iron Age II Occupation, Tell Halif, Israel” presented at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium at Mississippi State University, MS, USA


2016: AMEC Graduate Student Funding for Travel to National or International Meetings

2015: AMEC Graduate Student Funding for Travel to National or International Meetings

2012- Present: Full Scholarship awarded by Turkish Ministry of Education in order to study Master and PhD in the UK or USA (scholarship covers tuition, fees and living expenses)

2009-2012: KOCAV Education Foundation Scholarship

2009: Scholarship Award of Governorship of Avcilar, Istanbul

2008-2009: Scholarship Award of Turkish Government 

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