Hacinebi, Turkey

Since 1995, Gil Srein has been directing the archaeological project at Hacinebi, Turkey.  This 6000 year old site, located in the Euphrates river valley, is being explored by an international team of archaeologists, art historians, and materials scientists. The project has provided evidence for the establishment of an Uruk trading colony in the midst of a pre-existing Anatolian settlement, and it seeks to understand the local Late Chalcolithic societies of southeast Anatolia and the ways in which they changed during this early period of encounter with Mesopotamia.