Ebru Gizem Ayten

Ebru completed her BA degree in Bilkent’s Archeology Department (2014) and her MA degree at METU in Settlement Archeology (2019). In her master’s thesis, entitled “Animal Figurines in the Early Bronze Age of Anatolia: The Case of Koçumbeli”, she examined the use of animal figurines in social contexts through thematic and contextual evaluations. She continues her doctoral studies in METU’s Settlement Archeology on zooarchaeological studies in the EARU lab with Evangelia Pişkin. Her doctoral study focuses on the pig taboo among the Hittites, and within the scope of this study, she participated in the 2021 Tell Atchana excavations to examine the animal bones.