Prof. Dr. Derya Yilmaz

Derya Yilmaz is asisstant professor in the Department of Archeology at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi. She received a PhD in 2010 with a doctoral thesis on “Cultural Relations of Western and Central Anatolia During the Third Millennium BC”. Her main research interests are Anatolia and close cultural zones in the 3rd Millennium BC, Anatolian metals during Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age, burial customs and cultural relations, and trading activities during Early Bronze Age. During her fellowship she worked with researchers from research group (D-6) Atlas of Innovation on the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age periods on the Eurasian continent by developing a comprehensive cartographic representation of technological innovations in the ancient world which will serve as an open access tool for scientists worldwide to systematically analyse the spread of innovations and reconstruct the relationships among them. During her fellowship, Derya Yilmaz presented a public lecture on “Technical Innovations in the Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in Anatolia”. She also prepared a digital map of the innovations on metalwork from the late Chaolcolitic and Bronze Age periods in Anatolia and the surrounding areas which will be published online on the website of the project.