Introduction to the BACH Project. (Chapter 1)(2012)

with Mirjana Stevanovic

This chapter 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 Anatolia, Turkey and a short introduction to the Neolithic 9000-year old settlement mound (East Mound) of Çatalhöyük. We introduce the project team, funding sources, permit holders and put the BACH research into the context of previous and ongoing research at Çatalhöyük. Finally we introduce in this chapter some of the broader issues and significance of our research.


Tringham, Ruth and Mirjana Stevanovic (2012) Introduction to the BACH Project. In Last House on the Hill: BACH Area Reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey (Çatalhöyük vol.11), edited by R. Tringham and M. Stevanovic, pp. 1-9. Monumenta Archaeologica 27. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Publications, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.




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