Ancient Troy and its Neighbors: Acknowledging the Luwian Culture at Last

Recent research has revealed a widespread Bronze Age culture in ancient Anatolia that flourished, went to war, and may have played a pivotal role in the ‘Bronze Age Collapse’.

Recent research has revealed a widespread Bronze Age culture in ancient Anatolia that flourished, went to war, and may have played a pivotal role in the ‘Bronze Age Collapse . . .

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Eberhard Zangger (born 1958 in Kamen, Germany) is a Swiss geoarchaeologist, corporate communications consultant and publicist. Eberhard Zangger studied geology and paleontology at the University of Kiel and obtained a PhD from Stanford University in 1988. After this he was a senior research associate in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge (1988–91). He is currently president of the board of trustees of the international non-profit foundation Luwian Studies.

In May 2016, Luwian Studies went public with a website in German, English and Turkish. As part of its research, the foundation has systematically catalogued extensive settlement sites of the Middle and Late Bronze Age in Western Asia Minor. These sites are presented in a public database on the website. The foundation provides financial support for archaeological excavations and surveys, as well as for linguistic studies dedicated to the cultures of the Middle and Late Bronze Age in western Asia Minor.

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