Welcome to Goblikitepe

Goblikitepe was founded in 2018 as a permanent sandcastle in Venice Beach, California. It is located at the end of South Venice Boulevard and is open to the public 24 hours a day, with major digs every Saturday morning at dawn. Volunteers are always welcome -- bring a shovel!

For an introduction to Goblikitepe, check out "City of Sand", the award-winning documentary by director Dmitriy Usov.

For complete photo and video archives of Goblikitepe, visit @journal_of_anthro_engineering on Instagram.

Longer form content is on the Journal of Anthropological Engineering YouTube channel.

Our archive of anthropology articles is maintained on the UrbanPrimalist Wordpress site.