Ruth Tringham, Mirjana Stevanovic

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).

Contrasting Styles of Excavation

The collage was originally created as figure 9.3 in Tringham, R. and M. Stevanovic (2000) Different Excavation Styles create Different Windows into Çatalhöyük. In Towards reflexive method in archaeology: the example at Çatalhöyük by members of the  Çatalhöyük teams, edited by I. Hodder, pp. 111-118. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, UK. It shows different ways in which the Berkeley Archaeologists @ Çatalhöyük (BACH) team and the umbrella Çatalhöyük Research Project (UK based) team approached stratigraphy (single-context excavation), labor organization, features documentation, and other challenges of revealing archaeological data during the early years of the two projects (described in the 2000 article. As our collaboration matured from 2000, these differences tended to become less disturbing. The figure was re-used in the printed (2013) edition of LHotH as figure 2.1, to illustrate the section "Single-Context Excavation". original filename Catalmeth_RET_fig3.jpg



Chapter 2 of Last House on the Hill

The Dagger

Chapter 01 of Last House on the Hill (2012)

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, from 1997 to 2003. It provides a short description of the location of research at Çatalhöyük in Central Anatolian prehistory. It puts the BACH research into the context of the previous and ongoing research at Çatalhöyük. Finally, we introduce in this chapter some of the broader issues and significance of our research.