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Dr. Bleda Düring

Dr. Bleda Düring
Reuvensplaats 3-4 2311 BE Leiden
Assistant Professor
Projects: Cide Archaeological Project
Bleda Düring is assistant professor in Near Eastern archaeology

Bleda has obtained an European Research Council Starting Grant for a research project entitled Consolidating Empire: Reconstructing Hegemonic Practices of the Middle Assyrian Empire at the Late Bronze Age Fortified Estate of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria, ca. 1230 – 1180 BC . This project, which involves 3 PhD candidates, a research assistant, a postdoc and the applicant, will start in January 2012.

Formerly, Bleda directed the Cide Archaeological Project: a 3 year survey project in the Turkish Black Sea region that aims to elucidate the occupation of western Black Sea region in Turkey from the Palaeolithic up to the Ottoman period.

This survey took place in the framework of a postdoctoral research project (Veni - The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) which was entitled: ‘Exploring the Early Holocene Occupation of North-Central Anatolia: New Approaches for studying Archaeological Dark Ages' , and aimed to shed new light on the period between 10.000 and 6000 BC in that region.

Bleda's teaching includes courses on Near Eastern archaeology and theoretical and thematic workshops, examples include Urbanism and the Emergence of States in the Near East; and Archaeology and Ideology in the Near East.
Topics: Systematic Survey
Regions: Anatolia, Levant
Periods: Bronze Age, Iron Age, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Palaeolithic
Institutes: Leiden University