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: 
Recording field drawings with EDM. Figure 2.9 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Using the EDM to document measurements on a field drawing in 2000. Figure 2.9 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Aerial Photography in the BACH shelter. Figure 2.10 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People, Photography/Videography, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
Aerial Photography in the BACH Shelter: a) The mountaineering trapeze set up for aerial photographs in the BACH Area; (b) aerial photograph of the Building 3 in 2002. Figure 2.10 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Video-recording discussions in the BACH shelter. Figure 2.11 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Burial, Event, People, Photography/Videography
Summary: 
Video-recording a discussion about the burials under the north-central platform (F.162) in 2001. Figure 2.11 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Using the Harris Matrix. Figure 2.12 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
Using the Harris Matrix in the BACH Area a) constructing the sequence of depositional events in 1999; (b) matrix of the northeast platform (F.173). Figure 2.12 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Constructional Clays in the Replica House. Figure 2.13 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, BACH_afterlives, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Mirjana Stevanović inspects the mud brick walls of the Replica Neolithic House in the early stages of its construction in 1999. Figure 2.13 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
NORTH and 4040 Areas of the East Mound. Figure 2.14 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Guide, Landscape, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
The BACH area in relation to the neighboring buildings in the NORTH and 4040 Areas. Figure 2.14 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Compound of CRP. Figure 2.15 of LHotH printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
General, Landscape, People
Summary: 
The compound at the base of the East Mound, as it appeared in 1998. Figure 2.15 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Storage at Çatalhöyük. Figure 2.16 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Artifact, BACH_afterlives, General, Landscape, People
Summary: 
One of the secure locations of the physical data from the BACH project 1999. Figure 2.16 of LHotH, printed edition
Priority tour in the BACH Area. Figure 2.17 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Discussion between excavators and specialists at a Priority Tour in 1999. Figure 2.17 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Specialists discuss the roof remains. Figure 2.18 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Event, Features, People
Summary: 
Specialists discussing the sampling of the collapsed roof remains in 1998. Figure 2.18 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition.