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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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Roasting Marshmallows Over a Neolithic Fire.

Roasting Marshmallows Over a Neolithic Fire.

In the twilight hours last night, one wood charcoal specialist, Ceren Kabukcu, conducted a few fire side experiments. A few days earlier, using the marl collected from the geoarchaeological trenches, she constructed a Neolithic style hearth. Now that it was dry she spent the evening huddled round the fire measuring […]

August 28, 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
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20 AUGUST 2013: INTERESTING DEPOSIT OF THE WEEK – TRENCH N SCAPULA

20 AUGUST 2013: INTERESTING DEPOSIT OF THE WEEK – TRENCH N SCAPULA

Building 6 in Trench N has revealed the intriguing features this week. The first is an auroch’s horn core set into the wall of the building next to the entrance. The second consisted of two large animal scapulae uncovered in a small pit set into the building floor – one […]

August 20, 2013 2 comments Read More
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13 August: Visitor centre construction begins

13 August: Visitor centre construction begins

On a great day for The Boncuklu Project, Mustafa Güven surveys the site of the new visitor centre as construction begins. We will be posting updates as our bijou interpretative facility takes shape.  

August 13, 2013 0 comments
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10 AUGUST 2013: Gelengis suffer defeat at hands of ignoble Bulls

10 AUGUST 2013: Gelengis suffer defeat at hands of ignoble Bulls

Just before the Ramadan holiday the newly formed Boncuklu Gelengi football team (see below) faced off their bitter enemy the Çatalhöyük Bulls. Captained by Gökhan Mustafaoğlu, the Gelengis went down 24-8 to a team filled with ringers who adopted unfair, dubious tactics – like practising before-hand and taking the game seriously. The Gelengis sported dashing […]

August 12, 2013 0 comments Read More