The name “Boğsak Archaeological Survey (BOGA)” is given for two reasons. The first is Boğsak Island. The project has started from the Bogsak Island and it still is place where the intensive study is being conducted. Secondly, coastline of the research area has two boğsaks (land bridges). One boğsak is for the neck that connects Ovacık Island (Peninsula) to mainland, other one is for the link that ties the peninsula which locates at the east of Boğsak Island to the land.


Boğsak Archaeological Survey is a multi-disciplinary and diachronic archaeological fieldwork project that encompasses the documentation, study, and analysis of all the material remains on land and underwater, as well as the intangible heritage in the territory delineated by the fieldwork permit. BOGA problematises the settlement within the context of the complex maritime landscapes of the Taşucu Gulf and its terrestrial hinterland, extending from the coastline into the Taurus Mountains.

BOGA comprises several sub-fields, including -but not restricted to- landscape, maritime, and architectural survey, archaeometric and geoarchaeological analysis, ethnographic and anthropological research. BOGA is an on-going project directed by Günder Varinlioglu (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul) since 2010.

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