Çatalhöyük has been the subject of investigation for more than 50 years. Researchers from around the world have travelled to the site over the past half-century to study its vast landscape of buildings, remarkable ways of life, and its many exquisite works of art and craft. Since 1993, the Çatalhöyük Research Project has recruited an international group of specialists to pioneer new archaeological, conservation and curatorial methods on and off site. Simultaneously, it aims to advance our understandings of human life in the past.
Learn more about the origins and legacy of the Çatalhöyük Research Project by exploring UNESCO World Heritage Site, History of the Excavations, Meet the Team Leaders, Bringing Çatalhöyük to life, Newsletter and the Site Management Plan.