Çatalhöyük 2015 archive report published
Çatalhöyük, the 9,000-year-old settlement in the central Anatolian province of Konya’s Çumra district, once again amazed archaeologists with new findings in 2015, the most important of which was a rare human face-like plastered head.
|Painted and plastered head from Building 132 [Credit: Çatalhöyük Research Project, Jason Quinlan]|
Last year, excavations started in June and ended in August. The results of the work were published online via a website, www.catalhoyuk.com.
Providing information about the last year’s excavations in the Çatalhöyük 2015 archive report, which can be reached online, Hodder said they had unearthed very remarkable finds and among them the most important was a plastered-head with obsidian eyes.
|View of the North Area showing Building 132 during excavation [Credit: Çatalhöyük Research Project, Jason Quinlan]|
goods from burial F.7634, B.132 consisting of worked sheep metapodials, a bivalve shell, reworked chert |
scrapers and an obsidian bifacial projectile point [Credit: Çatalhöyük Research Project, Jason Quinlan]
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [January 21, 2016]