Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 5, Sayı 2  Temmuz-Aralık 2015  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)

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1438095996 Hasankeyf: A Cultural Legacy Reflecting the History (Archaeometric Approach)

Hasankeyf has hosted substantial number of civilizations some of which are known as the first human settlings in Mesopotamia gathering the Byzantine, Ottoman, Artukid, Eyyubid, Assyrian, Urartian and Arabic cultures. As soon as the Ilısu dam project is completed most of the region along with its numerous ancient relics will be left under the water. Therefore some precautions should be taken such as transferring movable historical assets and investigating unmovable ones using archaeometry which generally prefers chemical, thermal, mineralogical, spectroscopic, optical and microscopic investigation that would provide significant information about the findings uncovered from archaeological excavations. The comprehensive and detailed knowledge obtained by archaeometry, which gathers engineering, natural and social sciences, creates a convenient date base for studying historical artifacts. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate the importance of Hasankeyf in elucidating the history of Upper Mesopotamia in the context of archaeometry and the cultural legacy.