Ruth Tringham

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

Discussing the BACH Area roof remains

From left to right, Bill Middleton (soil chemistry), Wendy Matthews (micromorphology), Ruth Tringham (project director, architecture), Christine Hastorf (macrofloral), Frank Matero (conservation), and Arlene Rosen (phytoliths) discussing the sampling of the collapsed roof remains in 1998. Figure 2.18 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition. Original filename: PCD0128_046.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: 

Storage at Çatalhöyük

One of the secure locations of the physical data from the BACH project in 1999 in the compound at the foot of the East Mound. Figure 2.16 of LHotH, printed edition

Compound of the Çatalhöyük Research Project

The compound at the base of the East Mound, as it appeared in 1998. It has grown considerably since this photograph ws taken. This is where the team live, eat and work. Figure 2.15 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition.

Location of the BACH Area

The BACH area in relation to the neighboring buildings in the NORTH and 4040 Areas, adapted from the original as Figure 12 of Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2005

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).