TPC Area

TPC Team / Photo Gallery.

In years 2012-2017 the work on the Late Neolithic at Çatalhöyük was carried out in the new excavation zone named the TP Connection Area (TPC), located in the previously unexplored area on the SW slope of its southern prominence. It is placed between the TP Area and Mellaart Area A to the east and north and South Area to the west and south. TPC trenches were hence set up south of Mellaart's Area A, where remains of buildings assigned to Level I and III were discovered in the 1960s. It is also worth mentioning that Level III in Area A is represented by two buildings designated by Mellaart as shrines (Shrine 1, "Hunting Shrine", and Shrine 8). The most northern part of the TPC Area is located where Buildings 4 and 5 from Level III (according to Mellaart's scheme) were located. It is also placed as close as possible to the South shelter's southeastern corner and its eastern edge, where Building 10 and several associated exterior spaces were excavated in past years (Kotsakis 1996, 1997; Jonsson 2003). 

The work in the TPC1 Area commenced in the 2012 excavation season and continued until 2017. They have been conducted within the Çatalhöyük Research Project (see e.g. Hodder 2014) as a project of Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznañ directed by Arkadiusz Marciniak. They were carried out in four new trenches. Trench 1 is 5 x 5 m and is located directly to the south of Mellaart Area A. Trench 2 is placed directly south of Trench 1 with an overall dimension is 5 x 6 m. Trench 3 is located in the southern part of the TPC Area. It is quadrilateral in shape, with the southern and eastern edges being 10 m long and the northern edge measuring 6 m in length. Trench 4, measuring ca. 8 x 6 m, is located in between these two sections of the TPC Area. The ultimate goal of this project was to connect the stratigraphy in the TP Area, excavated in the years 2001-2008, with the main stratigraphic sequence in the South, which has been reached. The corresponding goal comprises recognition of architecture, burial practice, pottery, and obsidian manufacture. They will make it possible to investigate changes in subsistence and the economic system, in particular whether the economy became more intensive, more integrated, and more heavily based on individual household production. These variables will be studied in the period immediately following the demise of the classic phase of occupation, delimited by the end of the South sequence (Building 10 in South-T), and the beginning of the TP sequence (Building 81 in TP-M).

Polish team had an international character and included archaeologists  and students from Stanford University, Cardiff University, Selcuk University and contract archaeologists from Sweden.

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TPC Team (2012-2017)
 
2012 2013 2014 2015
Arkadiusz Marciniak
Malwina Brachmanska
Maciej Chyleñski
Agata Czeszewska
Mateusz Dembowiak
Patrycja Filipowicz
Katarzyna Harabasz
Jêdrzej Hordecki
WeronikaStosik

Tugce Ertabak
Nick Brown

Arkadiusz Marciniak
Malwina Brachmañska
Maciej Chyleñski
Agata Czeszewska
Mateusz Dembowiak
Patrycja Filipowicz
Katarzyna Harabasz
Jêdrzej Hordecki
Aleksandra Neumann
Weronika Stosik
Marika Michalak
Kamilla Paw³owska

Allison Mickel
Bright Zhou
Selma Efeler
Erik Johansson

Piotr Ciesielski
Maciej Chyleñski 
Agata Czeszewska 
Mateusz Dembowiak
Patrycja Filipowicz
Katarzyna Harabasz
Jêdrzej Hordecki 
Karolina Joka
Arkadiusz Marciniak
Mikolaj Budner 
Piotr Ciesielski 
Maciej Chyleñski
Mateusz Dembowiak
Patrycja Filipowicz
Katarzyna Harabasz
Jêdrzej Hordecki
Karolina Joka 
Milena Kubiaczyk
Weronika Stosik

Thomas Allen
Phillip Holt
Elizabeth Trinh
Paul Pettersson

Jana Rogasch
Chelsea Wiseman
Daniel Murphy
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2016 2017
 

 

Arkadiusz Marciniak
Mikolaj Budner
Maciej Chyleñski 
Mateusz Dembowiak 
Anna Haberland 
Jêdrzej Hordecki
Karolina Joka
Anna Rybarczyk
Weronika Stosik
Arkadiusz Marciniak
Mikolaj Budner 
Mateusz Dembowiak
Patrycja Filipowicz
Anna Haberland
Katarzyna Harabasz
Jêdrzej Hordecki
Karolina Joka
Milena Kubiaczyk
Katarzyna Regulska
Weronika Stosik
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Poznañ Archaeological Expedition at Çatalhöyük, Adam Mickiewicz University
ul. Uniwersytetu Poznañskiego 7, 61-614 Poznañ, Poland
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