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Introducing Boncuklu 2018

Introducing Boncuklu 2018

This year at Boncuklu, the focus of the excavation is on three separate trenches. Trench R is the newest trench at Boncuklu and is supervised by Maxime. A geophysical survey of the site was undertaken in 2015 which highlighted anomalies in the area of what is now Trench R. These […]

August 15, 2018 0 comments Read More
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2018 BK Season is underway

2018 BK Season is underway

Dear friends and colleagues, We are pleased to report that the Boncuklu Höyük 2018 season is now underway. Two weeks of preparatory work, un-backfilling the three trenches and erecting shade structures over them, culminated last week with the commencement of excavation proper. We hope to publish posts regularly this season […]

August 7, 2018 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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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
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Service interruption

Service interruption

We may have a nice new powerful modem, complete with dashing aerials, but due to a technical fault the  Boncuklu dighouse has had neither telephone nor internet for the last week. Various enquiries have so far failed to track down the cause of the problem – for once it was […]

August 20, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Visitor centre looking good after winter

Visitor centre looking good after winter

A key aim of the Boncuklu Project is to develop facilities at site and on the web so that the local community and visitors both may  understand our work. Boncuklu is a difficult site to understand as its remains are very subtle and the people living here did not produce or […]

August 10, 2015 0 comments Read More