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... to the other contexts, where it was located. I also photograph the area frequently and draw plans of how everything is laid out as I excavate (sometimes several plans a day). Then, the soil gets bagged up with the context number, so it can be tracked as it gets further processed in Flotation.
So, in the flotation area, we first wash the context soil – each context is treated separately and sometimes there are 50-100 litres of soil, ...
... a soft breeze. At night, it was warm enough to sit out smoking shisha and drinking raki until late in the evening.
The highlight of the weekend was a crazy 6-hour boat trip that we took on the Med, along the coast. The group had decided to go with a certain boat owner and on a certain boat, because he seemed honest and there was a good amount of shade on the boat. Of course, there was a "bait and switch", so it seemed that we’d made ...
... and cooling in the summer. In trench P, we’re just starting to see 2 possible round walls, which may relate to houses. It’ll probably be a couple of weeks before we can establish that for sure. In the meantime, I got stuck in studying a small plaster feature that may have been the bottom of a storage container. I was happy to be excavating and planning another plaster feature! It kept me busy for a few days.
... which has been excavated since the 1960s and is a place where some pretty famous theories about early human civilisation have been developed – ideas about clean and dirty parts of the house, the differentiation between the wild and the domesticated environments and early spirituality. Catalhoyuk was recently named as a UNESCO site and is a draw for tourism in the region. Our site, Boncuklu, was found in ...
... is situated on the Mediterranean sea and we hope to have a couple of drinks at outside cafe/bar consuming bread and a couple of glasses of wine. Total distance covered today was approx 340kms and we travelled over Turkey's highest mountains before descending down to the Mediterranean coast. We finally arrived at the hotel and it was amazing a two roomed room two showers, two toilets, spa balcony and the bar is on the top floor with the most amazing ...
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