Last House on the Hill

(printed edition)

BACH Area Reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey

(Çatalhöyük vol. 11)


edited by Ruth Tringham and Mirjana Stevanović

Published in November 2012 by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, as Monumenta Archaeologica 27, and distributed by University of New Mexico Press

This volume is the final report on the excavations of Building 3, and Spaces 87, 88, and 89 at Çatalhöyük, Turkey that were carried out by a team from the University of California at Berkeley (BACH team) during the summers of 1997-2003. The BACH Area lies at the northern end of the East Mound of Çatalhöyük, whose archaeological remains  date predominantly to the late Aceramic and early Ceramic Neolithic of Central Anatolia, ca. 7000 BC. As with previous reports on the Çatalhöyük Research Project, the BACH volume includes chapters of an interpretive nature in addition to reporting the empirical data from the excavations. The research of the BACH team in this volume focuses on the lives and life-histories of houses and people, the use of digital technologies in documenting and sharing the archaeological process, the senses of place, and the nature of cultural heritage and our public responsibilities.


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photo: Michael Ashley