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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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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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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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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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19 AUGUST 2013: Introducing our specialists: Ceren Kabukcu, Archaeobotanist

19 AUGUST 2013: Introducing our specialists: Ceren Kabukcu, Archaeobotanist

One of the many benefits of working at Boncuklu is the opportunity to meet a huge variety of specialists. It is always intriguing to find out how they attempt to answer the questions we have asked about the site. PhD student Ceren Kabukcu (University of Liverpool) is one of our […]

August 19, 2013 0 comments Read More
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15 AUGUST 2013: FINDS OF THE WEEK

15 AUGUST 2013: FINDS OF THE WEEK

This week has yet again been a busy and productive one on our four trenches, and we have two unique finds to showcase. The first emerged from Trench M – a large, decorated, shell bead. Identified as a Dentalium shell imported from the Mediterranean, the find is remarkable, not only […]

August 15, 2013 0 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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7 AUGUST 2013: A VOLUNTEER’S VIEWS

7 AUGUST 2013: A VOLUNTEER’S VIEWS

After entering the main gate of Boncuklu Höyük, one of the first work areas you see is Trench H, which is located on the northern slope of the site. Immediatley, your eyes are drawn to the large depressions cut into the marl (natural subsoil). These depressions are what are left […]

August 7, 2013 0 comments Read More
4 AUGUST 2013: FIGURINE FRAGMENT

4 AUGUST 2013: FIGURINE FRAGMENT

As is the way when we play catch up on Heavy Residue sorting from other years, that we discover great finds such as this fragment of figurine with three protrusions on it. One interpretation is that this may be a three breasted female therefore this may potentially be a representation […]

August 7, 2013 0 comments Read More