3D Catalhoyuk: Project Animation

Jenn Lindsay has released a video on 3D archaeology at Catalhoyuk. The Simulating Religion Project - a cooperation of CMAC (Center for Mind and Culture at Boston) and VMASC (Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center) - has developed a virtual reality simulation integrating the extensive Catalhoyuk research database.

3D Catalhoyuk: Project Animation (FINAL CUT) from Jenn Lindsay on Vimeo.

Archaeobotany: Revealing aspects of life at Çatalhöyük through studying plant remains

Article byIzzy Bartley

Figure 1: Huseyin pours a sample into the flotation tank drum.  Behind him, processed samples hang to dry.  On the floor, the heavier remains of the processed sample are spread out to dry before being sent for analysis in other relevant laboratories.
Figure 1: Huseyin pours a sample into the flotation tank drum. Behind him, processed samples hang to dry. On the floor, the heavier remains of the processed sample are spread out to dry before being sent for analysis in other relevant laboratories.

One of the unique aspects of the Ҫatalhöyük archaeological dig is the on-site presence of specialist laboratory staff and equipment. Every year during the dig season, a team of experts in human remains, animal remains, lithics (stone), clay and object conservation join the excavators in unravelling the web of 1500 years of occupation and activity at this Neolithic site. Unsurprisingly, it’s a pretty intensive process and this post will follow just a single strand of the research done at Ҫatalhöyük, that of archaeobotany, or the analysis of ancient plant remains.

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