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Filling in the BACH Area in 2004

Composite photo of filling in the BACH Area on August 2, 2004 created as Figure 22 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition: (a) preparing the partially excavated Spaces 87, 88, and 89 for further excavation before filling in (escavation was continued in Space 87 in 2012; (b) emptying sacks of dry ‘sterile’ soil into the vacuum left by Building 3. Original filenames: a) 20040802_eth_178.jpg, b) 20040802_eth_204.jpg

Conserving Baskets in the BACH Area

Emin Murat Özdemir conserving the basket in Space 158 (unit 6642) (insert shows the basket before conservation on 19 August, 2000) in 2000. Figure 2.21 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: 000820_113522.jpg;  insert: 000819_085656.jpg

Sampling the BACH Area Roof remains

Collecting in situ samples for soil chemistry (Bill Middleton), macrofloral (Christine Hastorf) and phytolith (Arlene Rosen) remains in and around the collapsed roof in 1998. Figure 2.20 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: PCD0184_008.jpg

Conserving the BACH Area Roof remains

Michael Ashley and Frank Matero carving up the roof remains for archive blocks and for subsequent microstratigraphic sampling. Figure 2.19 of Last House on the Hill printed edition. Original Filename: PCD0115_069.jpg

Discussing the BACH Area roof remains

From left to right, Bill Middleton (soil chemistry), Wendy Matthews (micromorphology), Ruth Tringham (project director, architecture), Christine Hastorf (macrofloral), Frank Matero (conservation), and Arlene Rosen (phytoliths) discussing the sampling of the collapsed roof remains in 1998. Figure 2.18 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: PCD0128_046.jpg

Priority Tour in the BACH Area 1999

Ruth Tringham leads a discussion between excavators and specialists at a Priority Tour in 1999. Figure 2.17 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: 

Using the Harris Matrix at Çatalhöyük

Cobination photo showing the use of the Harris Matrix to construct the sequence of depositional events in the BACH Area: (a) Ruth Tringham and Roger Matthews construct the matrix for depositional events revealed in the BACH Area up to August 8, 1999; (b) matrix of the depositional events of the northeast platform (F.173), in which the burial pit and posthole cutting through the floor layers of the platform are clear. Figure 2.12 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original Filename: combo: 2.12.jpg, a) 990808_180237.jpg; b) F173Harrisclose_ret.tif

Video-recording discussions in the BACH Area

Jason Quinlan video-records a discussion about the burials under the north-central platform (F.162) between Mirjana Stevanović, Ruth Tringham, Lori Hager, and Başak Boz on June 14, 2001. Original filename: 061401_074521.jpg

Filling out unit sheets at Çatalhöyük

Jim Vedder and Heidi Underbjerg fill out their unit sheets/forms in 2000. Figure 2.8 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original Filename: 081000_165307.jpg

Collecting samples for micromorphological analysis

Wendy Matthews, the micromorphology specialist for the Çatalhöyük Research Project, collecting a sample for micromorphological analysis from the ‘clean’ area of the collapsed roof (Feature 157) of Building 3. Figure 2.6 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: PCD0128_070.jpg