Frank Matero

Frank Matero

Frank Matero, Director of the Architectural Conservation Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, is head of the conservation program at the site. Çatalhöyük presents many challenges for stabilizing, removing, and preserving the often extremely fragile remains of structures, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts which have not been exposed to the sun and dry winds of Anatolia for 8,000 to 10,000 years. But the significance of the art and architecture of what may be the world's first city makes conservation extremely important for the success of the entire project.

All staff profiles were compiled in 1998 and may not be current today. We hope to give you a glimpse at some of the people who work and have worked at Çatalhöyük but for more up to date information about the current Çatalhöyük team visit the University of Cambridge Çatalhöyük website

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