Sunset over Hayiroglu 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
Shadows over Area J 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
Jess working in the lab 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
IMG_8263 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
BK15 Team Photo 2 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
IMG_8213 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
IMG_8149 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
IMG_8084 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
Burial cutting 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
Nat conquers a hearth 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