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: 
Building 3 in 2002. Figure 1.7
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
Aerial photo of Building 3 in 2002. Figure 1.7 in LHotH, printed edition
Invisible BACH Area. Figure 1.8.
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Fieldworking, Landscape
Summary: 
Views of the invisible BACH area (A) in 2004, (B) in 2007. Figure 1.8 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Invisible BACH Area  2008. Figure 1.9.
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Landscape
Summary: 
The BACH Area in 2008 is under a grand new shelter, but still all but invisible. Figure 1.9 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
LHotH_Figure_02-01.jpg
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide, People
Summary: 
Collage of contrasting styles of archaeological excavation in practice at Çatalhöyük. Figure 2.1 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Ruth Tringham and Mirjana Stevanović study cross-section through the collapsed roof. Fig. 2.2 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Ruth Tringham and Mirjana Stevanović study cross-section through the collapsed roof provided by the N-S baulk in Building 3 in 1998. Figure 2.2 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Excavating Burials in Building 3. Figure 2.3 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Burial, Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Excavating burials in Building 3: (a) documenting the skeletal remains in 2001; (b) excavating a child’s burial in 2000. Figure 2.3 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Sorting heavy-residue. Figure 2.5 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
The Turkish team sorting heavy-residue samples in the compound in 1998. Figure 2.5 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Collecting a sample for micromorphological analysis. Figure 2.6 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Wendy Matthews collecting a sample for micromorphological analysis from the ‘clean’ area of the collapsed roof of Building 3. Figure 2.6 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
A filled-in unit recording form. Figure 2.7 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Day by Day, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Guide
Summary: 
An example of a filled-in unit recording form/sheet (unit 6641). Figure 2.7 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Filling out unit sheets in 2000. Figure 2.8 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Filling out unit sheets/forms in 2000 in the BACH Area. Figure 2.8 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition