Assoc. Prof. Dr. Geoffrey D. Summers









Room No: 4214 (Faculty of Architecture New Building)


Phone: (210) 6213


E-mail: summers(at)               





Research Interests:


Landscape Archaeology with particular reference to the Anatolian Highlands from the Neolithic to Alexander


Landscape Archaeology and Human Impact with reference to the Colonisation of Mascarene Islands, 

and Mauritius in particular


Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Archaeology


Archaeological Methods and Techniques


Iron Age Kingdoms in the Anatolian Highlands




BA Hons (1st) Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Manchester, UK


PhD University of Manchester, UK 1982



Taught Courses:


Artifact Analysis


Archaeological Method and Theory


Anatolian Archaeology


Issues in Heritage Management



Sample Publication:



2010 Kealhofer, L., Grave, P., Marsh, B., Steadman, S., Gorny, R.L. and Summers, G.D., Patterns of interaction in Central Anatolia: Three Sites in Yozgat Province, Anatolian Studies 60: 71-92.

2010 Summers, G.D., Revisiting the End of the Late Bronze Age and the Transition to the Early Iron Age at Tille Höyük, Iraq 72: 193-200.

2010 Summers, G.D. and Summers, F., From Picks to Pixels: Eighty Years of Development in the Tools of Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation, 1927-2007, at Kerkenes Dağ in Central Turkey. In Paolo Matthiae, Frances Pinnock, Lorenzo Nigro and Nicolò Marchetti (eds) with the collaboration of Licia Romano Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East May, 5th-10th 2008, “Sapienza” - Università di Roma Volume 2 Excavations, Surveys and Restorations: Reports on Recent Field Archaeology in the Near East. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden: 669-683.

2009 Summers, G.D., Between Urartu and Phrygia: the North-Central Anatolian Plateau in the Iron Age. In H. Sağlamtimur, E. Abay, Z. Derin, A.Ü. Erdem, A. Batmaz, F. Dedeoğlu, M. Erdalkıran, M.B. Baştürk and E. Konakçı (eds) Studies in Honour of Altan Çilingiroğlu: a life dedicated to Urartu on the shores of the Upper Sea. Arkeoloji ve Sanat, Istanbul: 657-671.

2009 The End of Chronology: New Directions in the Archaeology of the Central Anatolian Iron Age. In S. W. Manning and M. J. Bruce (eds) Tree-Rings, Kings, and Old World Archaeology and Environment: Paper Presented in Honor of Peter Ian Kuniholm. Oxbow, Oxford and Oakville: 239-251.

2008 Draycott, C.M., Summers, G.D. and Brixhe, Cl., Kerkenes Special Studies 1: Sculpture and Inscriptions from the Monumental Entrance to the Palatial Complex at Kerkenes Dag, Turkey. Chicago. OIP 135.


2006 Summers, G. and Summers, F., “Aspects of Urban Design at the Iron Age City on the Kerkenes Dag as Revealed by Geophysical Survey”,

Anatolia Antiqua XIV, 71-88.

2006 Summers, G. and Summers F., “Rota Anadolu'da Yozgat'in güneyindeki Kerkenes Dagi kalintilari bir görkemli Demir Çagi kentinin hikayesini aydinlatiyor", Arkeo Atlas 5, 70-77.


2005 Summers, G., “Research Design at Kerkenes: Perspectives at the start of the Third Millennium A.D.”, News Letter 4, 2005,

Bilkent University, The Department of Archaeology and the History of Art, 32-33.

2005 Summers, G. and Summers, F., “Kerkenes Dagi Projesi 2003”, 26. Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantisi 1.Cilt, 24-28 Mayis 2004, Konya, 97-110.

2005 Summers, G. and Summers, F., “Kerkenes 2005”, Anatolian Archaeology 11, 34-36.

2005 Summers, G. and Summers, F., Kerkenes News 8, 2005 – Kerkenes Haberler 8, 2005, METU Press, Ankara.


2004 Summers, G.D. and Summers, F., “Demir Çagi Kenti'nin sırları, ODTÜLÜ Sayi 32, 16-17.

2004 Summers, G. and Summers, F., “The Kerkenes Project”, Anatolian Archaeology 10, 18-20.

2004 Summers, G., Summers, F. and Branting, S., Kerkenes News 7, 2004 – Kerkenes Haberler 7, 2004, METU Press, Ankara.

2004 Summers, G., Summers, F. and Branting, S., “Megarons and Associated Structures at Kerkenes Dag: an Interim Report", Anatolia Antiqua 12, 7-41.

2004 Summers, G., Summers, F. and Stronach, D., “Kerkenes Dagi Projesi 2002”, 25. Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantisi 1.Cilt, 26-31 Mayis 2003, Ankara, 183-194.


2003 Stronach, D. and Summers, G. D., “The Ashlar Building at Kerkenes Dag: An Interim Report”, Anatolica Antiqua 11, 111-129.

2003 Summers, F., Atalan, N., Aydin, N., Basagaç, Ö., Uçar, G., “Documentation of Archaeological Ruins and Standing Monuments Using Photo-Rectification and 3D Modelling”,

in Altan, M. O. (ed) Proceedings of the XIXth International Symposium CIPA 2003, New Perspectives To Save Cultural Heritage, Antalya, Turkey,

30 September – 04 October, 2003, CIPA, Turkey, 660-668.

2003 Summers, G., Summers, F. and Stronach, D., “The Kerkenes Project 2003”, Anatolian Archaeology 9, 22-24 .

2003 Summers, G. D., Summers, F. and Stronach, D., “Kerkenes Dagi Projesi 2001”, 24. Kazi Sonuçlari Toplantisi 1.Cilt, 27 -31 Mayis 2002, Ankara, 449-460.

2003 Summers, G., Summers, F., Stronach, D. and Branting, S., Kerkenes News 6, 2003 – Kerkenes Haberler 6, 2003, METU Press, Ankara.

1993 Summers, G.D., Tille Höyük 4: The Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age Transition. Ankara (BIAA).