"The fieldwork season at Boncuklu provided me with a great "hands-on" learning experience at an exciting site key to the transition from mobile societies to sedentary ones. Listening to specialist experts discuss the archaeology at the site and being part of such a multi-disciplinary team was something I especially enjoyed. The opportunity to be involved with all aspects of work at the site including excavation (under the supervision of wonderfully patient trench supervisors), planning, and processing of finds meant that it was a great learning environment."
-Anne Dighton, University of Queensland (2011)
“The Boncuklu experience was a fantastic opportunity to further my archaeological experience, as well as to fully immerse myself in a culture quite apart from what one is used to in Britain. Prior to the excavation I took the opportunity to explore Turkey, travelling as far as Lake Van in Eastern Turkey, and visiting sites we had been introduced to in lectures, notably Göbekli Tepe. The dig itself provided a fantastic opportunity to work, with an awesome team of students and top academics, for up to two months. I could truly immerse myself in the work I was undertaking, and try my hand at all aspects of the work (excavation, find processing, flotation, and survey), while exploring areas of the country such as Cappadocia, Antalya, and Eğridir in my time off. The opportunity also gave me a further experience in finds processing from a more specialised view point with personal instruction at a one to one level from Dr. Douglas Baird. This was a truly memorable experience, one I hope to repeat in the future, which I shall treasure forever, having met amazing people from across the world and explored a beautiful and welcoming country. Thanks! “
-Seth Price, University of Liverpool (2011)