The Mounds of Çatalhöyük

Contour map showing the excavation area of the West and East Mounds at Çatalhöyük. Figure 1.4 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition

Contour map showing the excavation area of  the West and East Mounds at Çatalhöyük. The map was created for the Çatalhöyük Research Project and was published as Figure 1.2 of Hodder, Ian (editor) (2007) Excavating Çatalhöyük: South, North and KOPAL Area reports from the 1985-99 seasons (Catalhöyük vol.3) British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, UK. With permission the map was published again as Figure 1.4 of Last House on the Hill, printed edition.

On this map, you can identify the different excavation areas of the Çatalhöyük Research Project on both the East and West Mounds. The BACH area is on the northern pinnacle of the East Mound, next to the North Area. The Areas are the largest of the units for reporting and recording, each one having its own sequence of Feature and Unit numbers and being run as independent  sub-projects of the main umbrella projects. In Chapter 1 of LHotH we describe how the BACH was independently organised but, at the same time, integrated into the main umbrella project. New areas have been added since the original map's publication (2007), and these can be found in the Archive Reports and more recent publications of the Çatalhöyük Research Project by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA) Publications.

Ruth Tringham