Boncuklu Höyük

Boncuklu Höyük is a Neolithic archaeological site in Central Anatolia, Turkey, situated 9 km from the more famous Çatalhöyük site. The tell is made up of the remains of one of the world's oldest villages, occupied between around 8300 to 7800 BCE.[1][2] The buildings are small and oval shaped with walls constructed of mudbricks. The remains of burials of human bodies were found below the floors of the buildings. The earliest known ceramics of Anatolia have been discovered there.[2]

The site was first recorded by Douglas Baird of the University of Liverpool in 2001.[1] He has directed excavations there since 2006.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "The Site". Boncuklu Site. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  2. ^ a b "Boncuklu Höyük: The earliest ceramics on the Anatolian plateau". Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 16: 420–429. 2017-12-01. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.10.011. ISSN 2352-409X.
  3. ^ "Project Aims". Boncuklu Site. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2021-08-19.

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