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This insightful background of Turkey tells the tale of a rustic stuck among the ideologies of East and West.

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Silberman (this volume) sees in Ottoman archaeology the possibility of rethinking historical 18 Uzi Baram and Lynda Carroll archaeology (see also Orser 1996), to use the subfield to cross boundaries in the contemporary world, and ultimately, to rethink our conceptualization of the modern world. Historical archaeology with the inclusion of Ottoman archaeology would be a different subfield, one more global in perspective than most current approaches. Since the Ottoman Empire is the precursor to the nation-states of the eastern Mediterranean, understandings of its material remains intersect with the heritage of each of those countries.

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