The archaeology team working at 9500 year old Neolithic Çatalhöyük, one of the largest early farming sites ever investigated, has shown up and begun this season's work. This beautiful photo by Jason Quinlan depicts the shelter over the 4040 area, where a lot of recent discoveries have been made.
I will be there myself the third week of August and report back on my own experiences. Meanwhile, to learn more about this site, pivotal in the rise of early civilization, read my book "The Goddess and the Bull" (see information on strip at left.)
Thanks to Jason Quinlan, the dig's chief media, image and Web person, for permission to publish this photo.