Çatalhöyük is a 9000-year-old Neolithic site on the Anatolian plain in Turkey. James Mellaart first excavated the site in the 1960s and excavations continue today under the direction of Dr. Ian Hodder (Stanford University). The site is a large mound composed of about 1000 years of house building and re-building on the same spot. The site has provided evidence on early sedentism, the domestication process, ritual, and religion. I have been the site illustrator since 2007. I live on site every summer for 2 to 3 months. My responsibilities include creating scaled illustrations of artifacts, reconstructions of activities and architecture, recording wall paintings and features on site, preparing illustrations for publication, and overseeing illustration team members.