BIAA Archaeological Monograph Series

The BIAA publishes scholarly monographs relating to the archaeology and history of Türkiye, with a particular emphasis on publishing the results of Institute-funded research. BIAA monographs are distributed by Oxbow Books through whom orders should be made.

The BIAA on occasion publishes online supplementary material to books in its monograph series. All supplementary material is open access, and is available here.

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These volumes are three of four reporting on the main excavations of Neolithic Çatalhöyük East from 2009 to 2017, with volume 12 to follow in the coming months. Çatalhöyük is well known because of its large size, elaborate symbolism and wall paintings, and long history of excavation. The volumes cover the last period of excavation directed by Ian Hodder, but many contributors also take the chance to summarise and compare results over the 25-year span of the Çatalhöyük Research Project. 

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Communities at Work: The Making of Çatalhöyük (British Institute at Ankara Monograph 55; Çatalhöyük Research Project Series Volume 15) Edited by Ian Hodder

This volume scrutinises Çatalhöyük as the by-product of the activities of a community residing in central Türkiye 9,000 years ago, but also as the outcome of the interactions of a community of researchers with wide-ranging theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. The diversity of themes discussed in this volume captures the multifaceted nature of Çatalhöyük.

 

The Matter of Çatalhöyük

The Matter of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2009–2017 Seasons (British Institute at Ankara Monograph 54; Çatalhöyük Research Project Series Volume 14) Edited by Ian Hodder

The chapters in this volume describe the material artefacts recovered from the site, including a range of clay-based objects (ceramics, clay balls, tokens, figurines) as well as those made of stone, shell and textile. There is discussion of the entanglements between humans and their material worlds at various scales, from the overall use of the landscape around the site, to the arrangement of buildings on the site, and to the social lives of the inhabitants of the mounds. These entanglements involved human relations with moving matter. Matter itself is unstable and always changing, drawing humans into its care and management. We envisage matter as a series of flows or lines of energy that interact, animate or constrain each other, leading to change. This perspective, discussed in a synthetic introductory chapter, allows new approaches to themes such as local and regional exchange, community building, cooking, the organisation of production, and inequality.

 

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Peopling the Landscape of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2009–2017 Seasons (British Institute at Ankara Monograph 53; Çatalhöyük Research Project Series Volume 13) Edited by Ian Hodder

The chapters in this volume report on the ways in which humans engaged in their material and biotic environments, using a wide range of archaeological evidence. The volume also summarises work on the skeletal remains recovered from the site, as well as analytical research on isotopes and aDNA. There is discussion of how our understanding of the Neolithic landscape and climate have changed. There is important new data on the ways the landscape was used differently by different social groups in the settlement. Social structure seems much more complex and cross-cutting than previously thought, and practices of delayed burial have been discovered. A strong emphasis throughout the volume is on variability and on transformation through time; the ways that the landscape was ‘peopled’ changed quite dramatically as a result of both internal developments and external large-scale processes.

List of BIAA Monographs

  • The Archaeobotany of Aşvan: Environment and Cultivation in Eastern Anatolia from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period, Mark Nesbitt, Jennifer Bates, Gordon Hillman and Stephen Mitchell (2017)
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  • Bordered Places | Bounded Times: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Turkey, edited by Emma L. Baysal and Leonidas Karakatsanis (2017)
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  • Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük. Reports from the 20002008 Seasons, edited by Ian Hodder (2013)
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  • Humans and Landscapes of Çatalhöyük. Reports from the 20002008 Seasons, edited by Ian Hodder (2013)
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  • At Empires’ Edge. Project Paphlagonia: Regional Survey in North-Central Turkey, edited by Roger Matthews and Claudia Glatz (2009)
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  • Excavating Çatalhöyük: South, North and KOPAL Area Reports from the 1995–99 Seasons, edited by Ian Hodder (2006)
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  • The Madra River Delta: Regional Studies on the Aegean Coast of Turkey 1: Environment, Society and Community from Prehistory to the Present, edited by K. Lambrianides and N. Spencer (2007)
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  • Excavations at Kilise Tepe 1994–98: From Bronze Age to Byzantine in Western Cilicia, edited by Nicholas Postgate and David Thomas (2007)
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  • The Ottoman House. Papers of the Amasya Symposium 24–27 September 1996, edited by S. Ireland and W. Bechhoefer (1998)
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  • An Epigraphical Survey in the Kibyra-Olbasa Region Conducted by A.S. Hall (Regional Epigraphic Catalogues of Asia Minor 3), N.P. Milner (1998)
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  • Studies in the History and Topography of Lycia and Pisidia: in Memoriam A.S. Hall, edited by David French (1994)
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  • The Aşvan Sites 3: Keban Rescue Excavations, Eastern Anatolia (The Early Bronze Age), A.G. Sagona (1994)
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  • Anatolian Iron Ages 3: The Proceedings of the Third Anatolian Iron Ages Colloquium held at Van, 6-12 August 1990, edited by A. Çilingiroğlu and David French (1994)
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  • Anatolian Iron Ages 2: The Proceedings of the Second Anatolian Iron Ages Colloquium held at Izmir, 4-8 May 1987, edited by A. Çilingiroğlu and David French (1991)
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  • The Eastern Frontier of the Roman Empire. Proceedings of a Colloquium held at Ankara in September 1988, edited by David French and C.S. Lightfoot (1989)
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  • The Inscriptions of North Galatia. The Ankara District (Regional Epigraphic Catalogues of Asia Minor 2), Stephen Mitchell (1982)
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  • Pre-Classical Pottery of Eastern Anatolia: Based on a Survey by Charles Burney of Sites along the Euphrates and around Lake Van, H.F. Russell (1980)
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  • Aşvan Kale: Keban Rescue Excavations, Eastern Anatolia. 1 The Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic Sites, Stephen Mitchell (1980)
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BIAA Special Publication

  • Ancient Anatolia: Fifty Years’ Work by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, edited by Roger Matthews (1998)
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BIAA Occasional Publications

  • Beycesultan 3.2. Late Bronze Age and Phrygian Pottery and Middle and Late Bronze Age Small Objects, James Mellaart and Ann Murray (1995)
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