Prof. Dr Ünsal Yalçın

Research Interests

  • Archaeological Science, Archaeometry and Archaeometallurgy
  • Mining Archaeology, early metals, prehistoric Pyrotechnologies
  • Prehistoric Anatolia, beginnings and progress of the metallurgy in Anatolia
  • Geoarchaeology, Archaeology of the Near East

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2009
 Honorary professorship at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, RUB
  • 2005-2006 
Organisation of the special exhibition „Das Schiff von Uluburun – Welthandel vor 3.000 Jahren“ (“The ship of Uluburun – Global Trade 3 000 years ago”) at the DBM (German Mining Museum Bochum) and publication of the exhibition catalogue
  • 2001-2002
 Organisation of the special exhibition „Georgien - Schätze aus dem Land des Goldenen Vlies“ (Georgia – treasures from the land of the Golden Fleece) and associate editor of the exhibition catalogue
  • 1995
 Habilitation „Archäometallurgische Forschungen in Anatolien“ (Archaeometallurgical Research in Anatolia”)
  • 1992
 Regular employment as a research assistant at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (German Mining Museum Bochum)
  • 1990-1998
 Coordination of the scientific research for the Miletus excavation
  • 1990
 Research assistant at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (German Mining Museum Bochum)
  • 1987 
Doctorate on „Metabauxite SW-Anatoliens“ (Metabauxites of south-west-Anatolia), RUB
  • 1981-82 
Postgraduate course in Mineralogy, RUB
  • 1974-1980 
Studies of Geology at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB),
General Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, inorganic Chemistry, Botany
  • 1973-1974
 Entry into the Federal Republic of Germany and language study courses at the RUB
  • 1964-1972 
Participation in the excavation of Alacahöyük during school holidays, 
excavation, revision of finds, and restoration.
  • Born in Alacahöyük/Çorum - Turkey

Research Projects

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (German Mining Museum)
G5 R305
Herner Straße 45
44791 Bochum


Institute of Archaeological Studies
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
D-44791 Bochum

Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: (0234) 282538-32

Publications Prof. Dr Ünsal Yalçin