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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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Older, smaller, taller?

Older, smaller, taller?

Dr Jess Pearson is shown here analysing some of the skeletons which we find buried below the houses and in the open areas between houses at Boncuklu. The years are not kind to the human remains we find, with age, rain and pressure of people and vehicles moving over the […]

September 8, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Stakeholes on view after careful excavation

Stakeholes on view after careful excavation

What is going on in this photo you ask? It is an image of one of our buildings and shows the edge of the building wall (left) with the depression in the centre left by the fireplace and, on either side, parallel rows of stakeholes. The floor of the building […]

September 7, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Update from the trenches

Update from the trenches

Digging continues apace! In Area P we are steadily removing plaster floors from Buildings 20 and 21. This is painstaking work as the floors are rarely continuous and sometimes there are areas where one floor might be a thin wash and it can be difficult to separate from that underlying […]

August 25, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Excavation well under way

Excavation well under way

This year’s Boncuklu excavation is now well under way with our international team of 37 diggers continuing work to understand life 10,000 years ago at the mound. Graced by the new entry sign, provided by the Karatay Belediye Başkan, the site and dighouse are a hive of industry. Excavation is […]

August 9, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Update from the trenches: August 16

Update from the trenches: August 16

As well as developing new visitor facilities and an electronic recording system, work is of course in full swing across Boncuklu’s excavation trenches with our multi-national team working hard under a hot summer sun to uncover the site’s history. In Area L (above) the search continues for the edge of the […]

August 16, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Green light in Areas P and L

Green light in Areas P and L

Jill, Doug and the team prepare to remove the first shovelfuls of soil in Area L, emptying the 2013 trench before we expand the area to investigate the site edge. Meanwhile, under a handsome new canvas shelter, Area P has been cleared of backfill and is being excavated under the […]

August 2, 2014 0 comments Read More
Bones from Boncuklu"
Auroch for dinner anyone?

Auroch for dinner anyone?

Caroline Middleton, one of the faunal analysis team at Boncuklu, is shown here in the lab doing preliminary work on one of the most interesting finds of the 2013 excavation season – a bone-rich deposit from Area P containing wild cattle and pig. It is unusual to find such large fragments […]

August 1, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Opening up Area L

Opening up Area L

It’s always an exciting moment when we decide to open a new area at Boncuklu. This year we are going to take a better look at Area L located just off the eastern edge of the mound and close to the boundary fence line. Last year we dug a deep […]

July 27, 2014 1 comment Read More
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21 AUGUST 2013: Amazing feats in Trench M – The Basket Extraction

21 AUGUST 2013: Amazing feats in Trench M – The Basket Extraction

What began as the excavation of a simple burial in Trench H has ended with an exceptional display of determination and fine motor skills. In a small cut, supervisor Nat Franklin and her team, Hannah, Sam and Aroa, expected to find the burial of a small child. Instead, an older individual with […]

August 21, 2013 0 comments Read More