Archive for category: Dig Life

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Scenes from dig life at BK

Scenes from dig life at BK

Here are a few scenes from life at Boncuklu’s dig house, including some of our more esoteric dighouse signs.

September 10, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Trench update

Trench update

Friday’s trench tour was the last of the season and discoveries continue to flow from the site. In Trench P excavation by Shelby has uncovered a series of repairs to the wall of Building 21 and the final floors of Building 20 are being removed so deeper deposits can be […]

September 9, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Dig team official photo number 2

Dig team official photo number 2

And breaking a tradition our second dig photo is on site! What a shock not to be outside the shelter for once. Here we are on Sept 4th in Trench P on our final trench summary tour of the season standing above Building 21. This week we start the site […]

September 6, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Tablets curing the headache of data entry at Boncuklu

Tablets curing the headache of data entry at Boncuklu

Can you spot the new bit of kit that has become part of the toolboxes which are daily trundled up to site in our BK wheelbarrows? On the ladder: two of our Android tablets. As we reported last year, Boncuklu is a test excavation for the FAIMS recording system, designed […]

August 29, 2015 0 comments Read More
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BK2015 Official digteam photo number 1

BK2015 Official digteam photo number 1

Well here it is: official dig team photo number 1 from the end of Dig Week 4. We are missing a few people including Caroline and Finn but this is most of the team in the first 4 weeks of Boncuklu 2015. What a lovely bunch and thanks to all […]

August 27, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Experimental burials await internees: heads or tails?

Experimental burials await internees: heads or tails?

Why are Ed and Felicia looking a bit pensive as they flip a coin after digging a grave in Boncuklu’s experimental house? This is one of the more macabre elements of our experimental program to reconstruct the houses which were found at BK 10,000 years ago. After repairing the roof, […]

August 26, 2015 1 comment Read More
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Geophysical team in the (dig)house

Geophysical team in the (dig)house

Over the last week at BK strange sights have been witnessed on the mound: is it a new TV aerial, some form of water-divining equipment or even a futuristic zimmer-frame? And why isthat person hammering pegs into the mound? Well, it is Kelsey Lowe and Aaron Fogel undertaking geophysical survey! […]

August 23, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Goodbye to our IFR colleagues

Goodbye to our IFR colleagues

For the second year running students have come to Boncuklu to take part in our fieldschool accredited by the Institute for Field Research (https://www.ifrglobal.org/). The 5 week school includes one week of site visits and lectures led by Doug Baird, followed by 4 weeks of excavation during which participants undertake […]

August 22, 2015 0 comments Read More
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School visits Boncuklu

School visits Boncuklu

Last week the Boncuklu Project was delighted to host the children and teachers of Hayıroglu School. In a two hour visit led by Gökhan Mustafaoglu and Mustafa Güven, more than 30 kids passed through the visitor centre, clambered through the replica houses, saw the team in action at the excavation […]

August 21, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Drone buzzes Boncuklu

Drone buzzes Boncuklu

On 24 July Dr Nicola Lercari carried out  a drone survey at Boncuklu. His 4 prop mini-helicopter buzzed backwards and forwards across the site at a set height following a pre-programmed flight path that Nicola was able to follow and modify through his tablet. The drone was fitted with a […]

August 20, 2015 0 comments Read More