Under the scope of the SARAT Project, Archaeology Reporting Workshops for Journalists were held in five different regions of Turkey, and Bursa was the 4th leg.
The workshop, where we came together with journalists from the region, was held at Bursa Aktopraklık Archaeology School. Around 30 journalists and archaeologists participated in the event, which hosted discussions on archaeology reporting as well as regional archaeological efforts.
The program started with a first session on correct perspectives on archaeological news coverage and writing style. Then, Chair of Uludağ University Archaeology Department, Prof. Mustafa Şahin gave information about the archaeological work that they carry out in Bursa and environs. Afterwards, Archeaologist Dr. Rana Özbal, a faculty member at Koç University, Archaeology and Art History Department, delivered a lecture on Barcın Höyük Excavations.
Subsequently, Chief of Excavations at Aktopraklık, Prof. Necmi Karul provided information about the activities at Aktopraklık Höyük Open-Air Museum and the Archaeology School, and delivered a presentation to the journalists concerning the perception of archaeology in popular culture.
Below are some photos from the event: