The Department of Archaeology's location in Anatolia, the historical crossroads connecting the so-called Oriental and Occidental cultures, offers a unique opportunity to study in depth the emergence, flowering, and transformation of prehistoric, classical, and medieval societies. Modern Turkey possesses an astounding variety of remains from the past 10,000 years of human history, a cultural legacy unparalleled in its richness. With its multinational faculty and wide-ranging scholarly activities, the Department explores this heritage through a multidisciplinary approach, combining traditional archaeology with analytical contributions of the natural sciences.
Why study at Bilkent University
Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.
Bilkent offers a stimulating learning environment and a colorful social atmosphere. Its extensive campus provides a comfortable base for academic studies and extracurricular involvement while having the advantages of being close to a thriving metropolis. Students can commute to campus via the free shuttle system.
Bilkent University has recently been ranked 54th in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. According to I.S.I. Citation Indexes, Bilkent continues to rank high in Turkey in a number of published papers per faculty member and ranks high internationally.