Fieldworking

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

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: 

Part 1 of Last House on the Hill

The chapters of this part of the Last House on the Hill summarize the strategies of research, analysis, and interpretation of the Çatalhöyük Research Project, adding details specific to the BACH project (Chapter 2), and adding discussion specifically on the digital documentation of the BACH research (Chapter 3).

Studying Constructional Clay in the Replica Neolithic House

Mirjana Stevanović inspects the mud brick walls of the Replica Neolithic House in the early stages of its construction August 24, 1999. Figure 12.13 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename:990824_174454.jpg

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

Aerial Photography in the BACH Shelter

Composite of two photographs showing aerial photography used in documentation of the BACH project from 2001 created as Figure 2.10 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. a) The mountaineering trapeze set up for aerial photographs in the BACH Area; Jason Quinlan swings from the trapeze preparing to photograph the excavation on July 3, 2001; this photo was recorded by Michael Ashley who is suspended even higher; (b) aerial photograph of the Building 3 on June 18, 2002 (North is on the right) recorded by a suspended photographer. Original filenames: a) 070301_135643.jpg; b) 20020618_jpq_057.jpg

Recording field drawings with EDM

Laura Steele and Vuk Trifković using the Electronic Distance Measurement device (EDM) to document measurements on a field drawing in 2000. Figure 2.9 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: 080400_220706.jpg