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Last House on the Hill

The ongoing story of the BAÇH Team's excavation at Çatalhöyük

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Last House on the Hill is the digital multigraphic elaboration of the printed monograph of the same name.

Digital Multigraph

The digital edition of Last House on the Hill is a product of the Center for Digital Archaeology using their creative Codifi Workflow. It does much more than provide a digital presentation framework for publishing an archaeological monograph. It embeds, interweaves, entangles, and otherwise relates the complete project database (including all media formats such as photographs, videos, maps, line drawings as well as data analysis and interpretation) with the final synthetic contents held in the printed edition in an open access, sharable platform.

The Publication

The results of the BACH project research were published as a monograph - the printed edition of the Last House on the Hill - in November 2012 by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA) Press. As with previous reports on the Çatalhöyük Research Project, the BACH project monograph includes chapters of an interpretive nature in addition to reporting the empirical data from the excavations.

Last House on the Hill: BACH Area Reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey (Çatalhöyük Research Project series, volume 11). Eds. Ruth Tringham, Mirjana Stevanović. Monumenta Archaeological 27. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press: UCLA, November (2012).

The BAÇH Project at Çatalhöyük

As part of the renewed research at the early Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in the 1990s (led by Ian Hodder of Stanford University), archaeologists from the University of California at Berkeley, USA (the BACH team) excavated a group of buildings on the East Mound from 1997 to 2003.

The Çatalhöyük Archaeological Site

Çatalhöyük is a World Heritage site in Central Anatolia, Turkey, whose late Aceramic and early Ceramic Neolithic East Mound - a 9000-year old settlement mound or “tell” - was first made famous in the 1960s by James Mellaart for its painted and sculpted mud-brick house walls and dense pattern of houses that gave the impression of an urban landscape.

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