Summer archaeology workshop in Çatalhöyük
ISTANBUL – Anadolu AgencyThe Çatalhöyük Archaeology Workshop, organized in the Neolithic age settlement of Çatalhöyük, will take place between June 27 and July 30 this year. According to a statement by Shell Turkey, which has been supporting the archaeological activities in the ancient city since 1995, it will provide support to the research project of Standford University this year, too.
The archaeology workshops have been organized every summer since 2003 in parallel with the ongoing excavations and research in Çatalhöyük.
The project was initiated to introduce Çatalhöyük to children living in and around Çatalhöyük, located in the central Anatolian province of Konya and listed as a cultural heritage by UNESCO, and continues with the participation of adults as well as children from all around Turkey.
The workshops are open to people of all ages who are interested in archaeology and cultural heritage.
So far nearly 6,000 people have participated in the free workshops, organized six days a week, except Fridays, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The participants are given a certificate for being a “Guardian of Holy Relics.” For participation, reservation is necessary.