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: 
Conserving the Roof. Figure 2.19 of LHotH, printed editioon
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Event, Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Carving up the roof remains for archive blocks and microstratigraphic sampling. Figure 2.19 of the Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Sampling the roof. Figure 2.20 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Architecture, Event, Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People
Summary: 
Collecting in situ samples in and around the BACH Area collapsed roof in 1998. Figure 2.20 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition
Conserving basket. Figure 2.21 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
Artifact, Event, Features, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, Food: Storing Preparation and Eating, People
Summary: 
Conserving the basket in Space 158 in 2000. Figure 2.21 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition.
Filling in the BACH Area. Figure 2.22 of LHotH, printed edition
Community: 
BAÇH Team, Catalhoyuk Research Project
Category: 
BACH_afterlives, Day by Day, Event, Fieldwork, Fieldworking, People, Spaces_Places
Summary: 
Filling in the BACH Area in 2004: (a) preparing Spaces 87, 88, and 89 (b) emptying sacks of dry ‘sterile’ soil into the vacuum left by Building 3. Figure 2.22 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition