Ayşe Bursalı

Ayse Bursali

Ayşe received her M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology from Koç University in Turkey (2017), and her B.A. in Anthropology and Classics from McGill University in Montréal, Canada (2013). Her master’s thesis focused on identifying the material and colouring techniques of blue beads recovered from Barcın Höyük, a Neolithic settlement in northwest Turkey, as well as exploring their social significance and possibility for imitation.

Ayşe’s broader research interests include social inequality, personal ornamentation, exchange relations and identity. At Notre Dame Ayşe plans to keep studying ornamentation traditions of prehistoric Anatolia and the Near East, analyzing their implications for identity formation and community connections with the onset of agriculture in the Neolithic period ca. 9000 years ago.

Contact: 290 Corbett Family Hall,  abursali@nd.edu