An Assessment of Long-Term Climate Dynamics across Anatolia Based on the Results of Macrophysical Climate Modeling

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Arıkan B.

in: Winds of Change Environment and Society in Anatolia, Chris H. Roosevelet,John Haldon, Editor, Koç University Press, İstanbul, pp.39-64, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Koç University Press
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-64
  • Editors: Chris H. Roosevelet,John Haldon, Editor
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Anatolian Peninsula, also known as Asia Minor, is situated at the eastern terminus of the Mediterranean Basin. Geologically, and to a certain extent culturally, Anatolia is considered to be part of the Near East, yet it sits at the junction of several climate and phytogeographic zones, leading to significantly higher rates of biodiversity than in neighboring regions. These wide variations in climate, flora, and fauna are also responsible for differences in archaeological societies’ social, economic, technological, and political organizations.