Last House on the Hill – Project Intro

The printed monograph House Lives: Building, Inhabiting, Excavating a House at Çatalhöyük, Turkey is but a prelude to the richer, more colourful and certainly more intricate and entangled expression of what we archaeologists do and how we think that comprises the digital on-line presentation of the BACH project at Çatalhöyük entitled: Last House on the Hill.

The aim of Last House on the Hill (LHotH) project, is to reconstitute the rich multimedia and primary research data with the impressive texts of the monograph House Lives, the printed final report of the Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük (BACH) project, in which a team from UC Berkeley excavated a group of Neolithic 9000-year old buildings at this famous cultural heritage location in Central Anatolia, Turkey. This project brings together the published text, complete project database (including all media formats such as photographs, videos, maps, texts and graphics), related websites, data and media outside the direct domain of the BACH project, and recontextualised presentations of the data as remixes, movies, and other interpretive works by BACH team members and many others.

For CoDA, this is a benchmark program where we want to set our standards and define our workflows for digital publishing of complex datasets in archaeology, using the advanced capabilities of our “featured” semantic tool, Codifi.

You can donate to actively support the LHOTH program. CoDA is a 501(c)3 California Not-For-Profit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible. We suggest you drop us a note to let us know you are donating specifically to this program, and to allow us to reach out to you and thank you for your support.


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