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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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9 SEPTEMBER 2013: VISITOR CENTRE ALMOST UP AND RUNNING

9 SEPTEMBER 2013: VISITOR CENTRE ALMOST UP AND RUNNING

The last roof tile has been placed and the Visitor’s Centre is now a finished building, ready for the instillation of all our information panels. It will be christened by a celebration on our last night – etliekmek by candlel                      […]

October 11, 2013 0 comments Read More
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9 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Dr Louise Martin, Zooarchaeology

9 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Dr Louise Martin, Zooarchaeology

Large quantities of animal bones are found at Boncuklu and their study provides insights into many areas. They allow us to reconstruct ancient ecology through the types of species present; determine the level of sedentism through the presence (or lack therefore) of commensal specie such as rats and mice, understand […]

September 10, 2013 0 comments Read More
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6 SEPTEMBER 2013: IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, NO REALLY IT’S A BIRD

6 SEPTEMBER 2013: IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, NO REALLY IT’S A BIRD

As the weather becomes cooler, an indicator the seasons are changing is the appearance of storks above the Höyük. Each year these birds use the thermals above the mounds on the Konya Plain to gain height to fly the long distances down to Africa for the winter. An amazing sight […]

September 9, 2013 0 comments Read More
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2 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Aroa Garcia-Suarez, Micromorphology

2 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Aroa Garcia-Suarez, Micromorphology

Micromorphology is a scientific technique based on the study of sediments at the microscopic level. It gives us information on how the site was formed, the range of human activities that took place inside the buildings and throughout the site, and the state of preservation of the archaeological deposits. The […]

September 2, 2013 0 comments Read More
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1 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Dr Jessica Pearson, Human Osteoarchaeology and Isotope Analysis

1 SEPTEMBER 2013: Introducing our specialists: Dr Jessica Pearson, Human Osteoarchaeology and Isotope Analysis

The Boncuklu human remains have three intriguing facets: first, that many of the complete interments have been found beneath the floor within the clean areas of the houses, second, that there are many human bone fragments within the middens most of which are skull fragments and this seems to represent […]

September 1, 2013 0 comments Read More
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31 AUGUST 2013: FIND OF THE WEEK: DANCING IN THE TRENCHES

31 AUGUST 2013: FIND OF THE WEEK: DANCING IN THE TRENCHES

On this site we have many decorated plaques, many of which have grooves and were used as polishing tools including possibly as shaft strengtheners. The other plaques have an as yet undefined function but are equally decorated. Today in Trench P we have found one of our most elaborate incised […]

August 31, 2013 0 comments Read More
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23 August 2013: Why is Heavy Residue So Important?

23 August 2013: Why is Heavy Residue So Important?

In addition to our post about Ingrid Inversen, who analyses our Heavy Residue and mircoarchaeology’ we thought to dedicate a post to the sorts of material that we find in this meticulous process. The importance of Heavy Residue analysis has already been mentioned. We particularly benefit from sorting and analysis […]

August 23, 2013 0 comments Read More
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August 21 2013: FIND OF THE WEEK

August 21 2013: FIND OF THE WEEK

This week’s Find of the Week comes from Trench M – the second bone sickle fragment from the site. It is the end of a sickle, with a narrow ‘U’ shaped groove along one edge. This was where the chipped stone would have been fixed with a mastic (adhesive) of […]

August 22, 2013 0 comments Read More
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Time Turns Slowly: Our life on the Konya Plain

Time Turns Slowly: Our life on the Konya Plain

Time slows down on the Konya Plain. We do not measure the passing of time by days but rather by the slow blooming and browning of the fields of sunflowers. When we first began our season here at Boncuklu Höyük we were surrounded by an ocean of green and yellow, […]

August 21, 2013 0 comments Read More