General Information

Institutional Information: Dil Ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, Tarih Öncesi Arkeolojisi Anabilim Dalı
Research Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities


Emma L. Baysal is Associate Professor of Prehistory at Ankara University, Turkey. She researches the construction of identity in prehistory through the ornamentation and augmentation of the human body as evidenced in material culture. Her focus is on the effect of large-scale change processes on modes of expression across Turkey, the Near East, and into Europe, particularly at the Neolithic transition but also encompassing a wider timeframe from the Epipalaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age. As a specialist in personal ornamentation she studies the ornament assemblages of many sites across Turkey. She has been awarded a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship for “Building Capacity for Sustainable Archaeological Science and Heritage in Turkey,” an interdisciplinary international development project.