The Book

The Book

Summary: 
This collection is about the printed edition of Last House on the Hill published in November 2012 and allows you to explore much of its text in a non-linear path related to other parts of the content of the BACH project
Description: 

The printed edition of the Last House on the Hill is the final report on the excavations of Building 3, and Spaces 87, 88, and 89 carried out by the team from the University of California at Berkeley (BACH team) during the summers of 1997-2003. It was published as a monograph in November 2012 by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA) Press and comprises the seventh major publication by the Çatalhöyük Research Project (CRP).

Ruth and Mira with The Book

Ruth Tringham and Mira Stevanovic sit proudly with the Book over lunch in a restaurant in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco, January 2014

Michael and Ruth with The Book

Michael Ashley and Ruth Tringham hold an advance copy of the Book (the printed edition of Last House on the Hill) at the University of New Mexico Press (the distributors) at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, November 17, 2012

As with previous reports of the CRP, this printed edition includes chapters of an interpretive nature in addition to reporting the empirical data from the excavations. The book is divided into 5  main sections:

  • Part 1: Strategies of Research, Analysis, and Interpretation
  • Part 2: Retrieving nd Understanding the Sequence of Depositional Events of the Buildings

  • Part 3: Human-Environment Relations in the BACH Area 

  • Part 4: Changing Materialities in the BACH Area 

  • Part 5: Taking the Analyses and Interpretations one step further: Alternative (Non-Traditional) Directions of BACH Research

How to cite this book

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).

Digital Heritage Items: 
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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BACH_afterlives
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This review of the printed edition of Last House on the Hill was written by Karina Croucher and published in Antiquity, Volume 87, Issue 337, September 2013, pp 924-926 by
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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BACH_afterlives, Fieldworking, General, Guide, Landscape, People
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This chapter "Introduction to the BACH Project" outlines the general aims and history of the University of California at Berkeley (BACH) research project at Çatalhöyük, Turkey
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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BACH_afterlives, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide
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This part summarizes the strategies of research, analysis, and interpretation of the CRP, adding details specific to the BACH project (Chapter 2), and adding discussion specifically on the digital documentation of the BACH research (Chapter 3)
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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Architecture, Burial, Day by Day, Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide, Landscape, People, Spaces_Places
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This chapter "Research Methodology" by Ruth Tringham and Mirjana Stevanovic describes aspects of the excavation, recording, sampling, and analysis methodologies practiced in the BACH project
The BACH team in 2000. Figure 1.1.
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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Architecture, Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People, Spaces_Places
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The BACH team in 2000 (A) outside the BACH shelter, (B) inside Building 3. Figure 1.1 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Map of Neolithic Anatolia. Figure 1.2
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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General, Guide, Landscape
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Çatalhöyük in the context of early Neolithic sites in Anatolia and adjacent regions. Figure 1.2 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition (after Hodder, et al., 2007, figure 1.1)
Geomorphology of Central Anatolia. Figure 1.3.
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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General, Guide, Landscape
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A map of the geomorphology of Central Anatolia. Figure 1.3 of Last House on the Hill (2012), printed edition
Çatalhöyük Mounds. Figure 1.4.
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BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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Fieldwork, Fieldworking, General, Guide, Landscape, Spaces_Places
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Contour map showing the excavation area of the West and East Mounds at Çatalhöyük. Figure 1.4 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Surface visible architecture in the North Area. Figure 1.5.
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
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Architecture, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide, Landscape, Spaces_Places
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Plan of architectural remains that became visible on the surface in the North Area after scraping. Figure 1.5 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
East Mound from the air. Figure 1.6
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, General, Landscape, Spaces_Places
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Aerial Photo of the East Mound of Çatalhöyük. Figure 1.6 of Last House on the Hill (2012), printed edition