Contrasting Styles of Excavation

Collage of contrasting styles of archaeological excavation in practice at Çatalhöyük. Figure 2.1 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition

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



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Ruth Tringham