The guest of the joint organisation of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Architecture and the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism’s (INTBAU) regional branch INTBAU Cyprus was EMU Faculty of Education Lecturer and Eastern Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Center (DAKMAR) President Assist. Prof. Dr. Bülent Kızılduman. Many students, research assistants and academic personnel attended the event. Assist. Prof. Dr. Kızılduman delivered a presentation titled “Archaeological Cultural Heritage Studies, The Legal Framework of Archaeological Studies in Cyprus”. In this presentation, Assist. Prof. Dr. Kızılduman talked about archaeology and the importance of terminology.
Importance of Archaeology Discussed
After providing information about the history of archeology and its development, Assist. Prof. Dr. Kızılduman talked about the importance of first scientific excavations. Explaining how three dimensional documentation methods work for replacing the discovered residues back on paper, Assist. Prof. Dr. Kızılduman also gave detailed information about how archaeological studies became a government policy with the foundation of nation states. Assist. Prof. Dr. Kızılduman provided information about the archaeological studies in Cyprus, museums, the legal framework for archaeological studies in Cyprus, repression against the studies in North Cyprus and the importance of struggling against the repression.
After the presentation, EMU Faculty of Architecture Vice Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Banu Tevfikler made the closing address and presented Assist. Prof. Dr. Bülent Kızılduman a certificate and poster of the event as a memoir.