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Cooking the old fashioned way at Boncuklu’s visitor centre

Cooking the old fashioned way at Boncuklu’s visitor centre

More experiments have been undertaken over the last week in and around our replica houses, including a lot of experimental fuel burning and cooking. The action started with the construction of some outdoor shelters and hearths by Gökhan Mustafaoğlu, helped by Fe and Ed. The shelter gives shade in the […]

September 4, 2015 0 comments Read More
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Boncuklu 2015 season approaches

Boncuklu 2015 season approaches

Only a few more sleeps until the Boncuklu excavation team reassemble for the 2015 excavation season. A recent trip to the site showed that our replica buildings have survived the winter well and are now beautifully framed by the late spring grasses. As well as excavating on the tepe, this […]

June 16, 2015 3 comments Read More
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Boncuklu Fieldschool 2015 now open for applications

Boncuklu Fieldschool 2015 now open for applications

2015 will see the second Boncuklu fieldschool which is part of the Institute for Field Research program. The fieldschool includes on site training in archaeological practice and is accredited by the IFR. If you are interested go to the IFR website: http://www.ifrglobal.org/programs/me/turkey-boncuklu-project or the “Dig with us” link on this site. […]

November 6, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Boncuklu Open Day

Boncuklu Open Day

Last week saw the extremely successful Boncuklu Open Day occur, with welcome speeches given by Professor Douglas Baird, and Mehmet Hancerli, the Belediye Başkan (Mayor) of Karatay. Interactive children’s activities, including drawing and bead threading,  occurred consecutively, with site volunteers assisting visitors. A comprehensive site tour followed, covering all currently […]

September 13, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Update from the trenches – 11 September 2014

Update from the trenches – 11 September 2014

As the end of the dig season approaches and cooler weather comes to the site, exciting new discoveries are being uncovered at Boncuklu.  The broken floor of the outdoor working structure in Area M has now been fully excavated, proving to be quite shallow, as it quickly came down onto […]

September 11, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Excursions and Activities at Boncuklu

Excursions and Activities at Boncuklu

The last two weeks at Boncuklu have been exceptionally busy and exciting, and not just because of the archaeology! A weekend at the Turkish Lakes district, the holding of the Boncuklu Ashes, and a trip to Konya to see the Whirling Dervishes perform the Mevlevi sema have ensured the weeks […]

September 4, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Replica house construction begins

Replica house construction begins

The garden has been cleared (above) and the digging has begun of the foundations for our new replica house display. This season we are constructing replica Neolithic houses, under the guidance of Prof. Ofer Bar Yosef, to form part of our visitor centre. Boncuklu’s houses were built around and in […]

August 10, 2014 0 comments Read More
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View through the lens of time

View through the lens of time

Another layer of the interpretation was delivered this week. From inside the visitor centre building the large window which allows people to see the excavation mound has been updated with installation of an illustration by cartoonist Peter Carnavas on transparent film. Careful planning of the building’s location and positioning of […]

July 30, 2014 1 comment Read More
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New year, new facilities: Community Heritage Project development

New year, new facilities: Community Heritage Project development

In the 2014 season we are advancing with the next stages of facility development in the areas surrounding the Visitor Centre. We will be posting information regularly as the project advances. A key focus for work this year are two reconstructed Neolithic buildings, coordinated by Prof. Ofer Bar Yosef, which will allow the team to […]

July 30, 2014 0 comments Read More
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Centre panels and booklet tell a Neolithic story

Centre panels and booklet tell a Neolithic story

Our bijou visitor centre is at the heart of the Boncuklu Project Community Heritage Project, in which we aim to provide a discovery space and teaching support materials for visitors young and old to learn about and understand life 10,000 years ago. Visitors to the centre can find out about […]

July 26, 2014 0 comments Read More