GYGAIA PROJECTS GYGAIA PROJECTS GYGAIA PROJECTS Gygaia Projects is a group of activities concerned with scientific research and preservation in the areas of cultural and natural history. OUR VISIONOur primary goal is to explore and preserve cultural and natural historiesWHO WE AREOur team is composed of specialists, students, and enthusiasts from TurkeyWHAT WE DOOur projects range from field work to archival and laboratory studiesGYGAIA PROJECTSWhat's in a Name? Culture and nature… These are our main foci and what our name, gygaia, represents. From Homer and Hittite archives we know that the word gygaia (we prefer to pronounce it gee-gay-uh with two hard Gs) was associated with ancestors and water birds in the Bronze Age dialects of Anatolia. Homer knew Lake Marmara as gygaia limne: “lake of ancestors” or “lake of water birds.” This is what Gygaia Projects is committed to: the exploration, sustainable use, and preservation of the ancestral cultures and natural environments of the Marmara Lake basin and beyond. Projects AllArchivesClimate & EnvironmentDigitalExcavationHistoriesLakeMaterial ScienceSpacesSurvey & LandscapeThingsAll Archives Climate & Environment Digital Excavation Histories Lake Material Science Spaces Survey & Landscape Things Gygaia Limne – Lake MarmaraSurvey in the Marmara Lake BasinExcavations at KaymakçıArchaeobotanyCeramicsConservationDigital Recording & DatabaseDNA: Ancient and Sediment DNA StudiesLoad more PublicationsAllBibliographyClimate & EnvironmentDigitalDocuments & ArchivesExcavationHistoriesLakeMaterial ScienceSpacesSurvey & LandscapeThingsMade from Mud (Mokrišová, Roosevelt, and Luke, in press)Excavation, Material Science, ThingsKaymakçı Archaeological Project 2019 (Roosevelt, Kaner, and Luke, in press)ExcavationSampling Strategies for Archaeological Sediment Chemistry (Scott 2020)Excavation, Material Science, Spaces, Survey & LandscapeKaymakçı Archaeological Project 2018 (Roosevelt, Kaner, and Luke 2020)ExcavationPig Husbandries (Slim, Çakırlar, and Roosevelt 2020)Climate & Environment, Excavation, HistoriesAncient DNA Extraction and Amplification (Ciftci et al. 2019)Climate & Environment, Material ScienceA Pearl in Peril (Luke 2019)Documents & Archives, Histories, LakeA Bronze Herringbone Knife (Pieniazek et al. 2019)Excavation, ThingsInhabited Hellenistic Landscapes (Roosevelt 2019)Histories, Survey & LandscapePaleolithic Bozyer (Roosevelt et al. 2019)Histories, Survey & Landscape, ThingsKaymakçı Archaeological Project 2016–2017 (Roosevelt, Ünlüsoy, and Luke 2019)ExcavationArchaeo-Tectural Translations (Frank, Luke, and Roosevelt 2018)Climate & Environment, Digital, SpacesView AllBlogGygaia Voices Read More July 20, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2017-07-20) Liters of soil removed, numerous crates filled, and shades of tan. Voices Read More July 14, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-07-14) Archaeologists cannot stay away from archaeology Nami Shin Voices Read More July 10, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-07-10) A diamond in the rough: raw materials in 97.541 Catherine Scott Voices Read More July 1, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-07-01) Later Elena Mars & Leah Balagopal Voices Read More June 27, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-27) Rolling Stones: Excavating on a slope in 95.555 Ebru Kaner Voices Read More June 21, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-21) Exploring Daily Life at Kaymakçı: Work in Area 109.523 Dalila Alberghina Voices Read More June 19, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-19) A New Path to the Site Hakan Orel Voices Read More June 16, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-16) Storm Gods at Kaymakçı!! Storm Gods Voices Read More June 13, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-13) Understanding mudbrick and earthen features at Kaymakçı Jana Mokrisova Voices Read More June 10, 2019November 2, 2020 Voices from the Field (2019-06-10) Our future is bright, our future is in three-dimensions! Gary Nobles, Aleyna Çalışkan, Orkun Şimşek, and Volkan Artan Voices View AllContact Us Hacıveliler Mahallesi, Hacıveliler Sokak: 101 Gölmarmara MANİSA firstname.lastname@example.org Please join our mailing list!