Çatalhöyük: A Select Further Reading List

This is a short and selective list covering the main publications related to Çatalhöyük, if you have any suggestions for other works that should be included please contact the office in Cambridge 

The list has been divided into three major areas: 

Last updated: November 4, 2011


The 1960's excavations

The 1960's excavations were published as a series of interim reports in the journal Anatolian Studies: 

Mellaart, J. (1962) Çatal Hüyük excavations 1961, Archälogischer Anzeiger/, 1–11.

Mellaart, J. (1962) Excavations at Çatal Hüyük, first preliminary report, 1961. Anatolian Studies 12, 41-65. 

Mellaart, J. (1963) Excavations at Çatal Hüyük, second preliminary report, 1962. Anatolian Studies 13, 43-103 

Mellaart, J. (1964) Excavations at Çatal Hüyük, third preliminary report, 1963. Anatolian Studies 14, 39-119. 

Mellaart, J. (1966) Excavations at Çatal Hüyük, fourth preliminary report, 1965. Anatolian Studies 16, 15-191.

James Mellart also published a general book on the site: 

Mellaart, J. (1967) Çatal Hüyük: A Neolithic Town in Anatolia. Thames and Hudson: London.

The season on the west mound was reported in: 

Mellaart, J. (1965) Çatal Hüyük West. Anatolian Studies 15, 135-56.
Mellaart also wrote about the site in: 

Mellaart, J. (1962) The beginnings of Mural Painting Archaeology 15(1), 2-12.

Mellaart, J. (1963) Deities and Shrines of Neolithic Anatolia. Excavations at Çatal Hüyük 1962 Archaeology 16(1), 29-38.

Mellaart, J. (1964) A Neolithic City in Turkey Scientific American April 1964, 94-104.

Mellaart, J. (1965) Earliest Civilisations of The Near East. Thames and Hudson, London. pp.81-101.

Mellaart, J. (1965) Çatal Hüyük a Neolithic City in Anatolia. Proceedings of the British Academy 51, 201-13.

Mellaart, J, (1966)  Excavations at Çatal Hüyük 1965, Archaölogisher Anzeiger, 1–15.

Mellaart, J. (1975) The Neolithic of the Near East. Thames and Hudson. London. Pp 98-111.

Mellaart, J, 1998 Çatal Hüyük: the 1960’s seasons, in Ancient Anatolia: fifty years work by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara (ed R Matthews), 35–41 (London: British Institute at Ankara).

Some separate specialist reports were also published: 

Angel, L. (1971) Early neolithic skeletons from Çatal Hüyük: demography and pathology. Anatolian Studies 21, 77-98. 

Bialor, P. (1962) The chipped stone industry of Çatal Hüyük. Anatolian Studies 12, 67-110. 

Burnham, H. B. (1965) Çatal Hüyük - the textiles and twine fabrics. Anatolian Studies 15, 169-74. 

Helbaek, H. (1963) Textiles from Çatal Hüyük. Archaeology 16(1), 39-46 

Helbaek, H. (1964) First impressions of the Çatal Hüyük plant husbandry, Anatolian Studies 14, 121-3. 

Perkins, D. (1969) Fauna of Çatal Hüyük: evidence for early cattle domestication in Anatolia, Science 164, 177-79. 

Ralph, E K, Michael, H N, and Gruninger, J Jr, (1965)  University of Pennsylvania dates VII, Radicarbon, 7, 179–86.

Ralph, E K, and Michael, H N, (1969)  University of Pennsylvania Radiocarbon Dates XII, Radiocarbon, 11, 469–81.

Ryder, M. L. (1965) Report of textiles from Çatal Hüyük. Anatolian Studies 15, 175-6. 

Stuckenrath, R Jr, and Lawn, B, 1969 University of Pennsylvania radiocarbon dates XI, Radiocarbon, 11(1), 150–62.

Stuckenrath, R Jr, and Ralph, E K, 1965 University of Pennsylvania radiocarbon dates VIII, Radiocarbon, 7, 187–99.



Between the 1970's and 1990's

A great deal has been published on Çatalhöyük material:  

Barstow, A. (1978) "The Uses of Archaeology for Women's History: James Mellaart's Work on the Neolithic Goddess at Çatal Hüyük". Feminist Studies 4(3), pp. 7-17.

Bartel, B. (1972) The Characteristics of the Çatal Hüyük Supra-Community, Paper given at the 73rd general meeting of the AIA. American Journal of Archaeology 76, pp. 204-05.

Collon, D. (1990) Subjective Reconstruction? The Çatal Hüyük Wall-Paintings. Hali 53, pp. 119-123.

De Contenson, H, 1968 Review of J Mellaart, Çatal Hüyük, A Neolithic town in Anatolia, Antiquity, 42, 72–4.

De Jesus, P.S. (1985) Notes on the symbolism in Çatal Hüyük wall paintings. In J L Huot M Yon and T Cavlet (eds) De l'Indus aux balkans: recueil a la memoire de Jean Deshayes. Paris 127-45.

Ducos, P. (1988) Archeozoologie quantitative: les valeurs numeriques immediates a Çatal Hüyük. Cahiers du Quaternaire 12

Edens, C. (1995) Çatal Hüyük. In P. G. Bahn (ed) 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries. Barnes & Noble Books, New York. pp. 68-69. 

Eiland III, M. L. (1993) The past re-made: The case of oriental carpets. Antiquity 67, 859-863. 

Ferembach, D. (1972) Les hommes du gisement neolithique de Çatal Hüyük, in VII Turk Tarih Kongresi (1970), Ankara, pp 15-21. 

Ferembach, D. (1982) Mesures et indices des squelettes humains neolithiques de Çatal Hüyük.(Turquie). CNRS, Paris. 

Forest, J.D. (1993) Çatal Hüyük et son décor: pour le dechiffrement d'un code symbolique. Anatolia Antiqua 2, 1-14

French, D. (1970) Notes on site distribution in the Çumra area. Anatolian Studies 20, 139-48. 

Gimbutas, M. (1990) Wall Paintings of Çatal Hüyük, 8th-7th Millenia B.C. The Review of Archaeology 11/2, pp. 1-5

Hays, K. A. (1993) When is a symbol archaeologically meaningful? Meaning, function, and prehistoric visual arts. In N. Yoffee and A. Sherratt (eds) Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda?. New Directions in Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 81-92 

Heinrich, E. & Seidl, U. (1969) Zur Siedlungsform von Çatal Hüyük. Archaeologischer Anzeiger 84/2, 113-19.

Heskel, D. L. (1983) A model for the adoption of metallurgy in the ancient Middle East. Current Anthropology 24(3), 362-365. 

Hodder, I. (1987) Contextual archaeology: An interpretation of Catal Hüyük and a discussion of the origins of agriculture. Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology (London) 24, 43-56. 

Johnson, G. (1982) Organizational structure and scalar stress. In C. Renfrew, M. Rowlands and B. Segraves (eds)  Theory and Explanation in Archaeology: The Southampton Conference. Academic Press, New York. pp. 389-421. 

MacQueen, J.G. (1978) Secondary burial at Çatal Hüyük. NUMEN - International Review for the History of Religions 25/3, 226-39.

Mallett, M. (1990) A Weaver's View of the Çatal Hüyük Controversy. Oriental Rug Review 10/6, pp. 32-43.

Mallett, M. (1993) The Godess in Anatolia: An Updated View of the Çatal Hüyük Controversy, Oriental Rug Review 13/2.

Maréchal, A. (1985) The Riddle of Çatal Hüyük Hali 26, pp. 6-11

de Meester, T., 1970, Soils of the Great Konya Basin, Turkey, Agricultural Research Report, 740. (Download PDF)

Mellaart, J. (1976[1964]) A Neolithic city in Turkey. In B. Fagan (ed) Avenues to Antiquity: Readings from Scientific American. W. H. Freeman, San Francisco. pp.141-150. 

Mellaart, J. (1979) Early Urban Communities in the Near East c.9000 - 3400 BC. In P.R.S. Moorey (ed) The Origins of Civilisation. Wolfson College lectures 1978. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 22-33.

Mellaart, J. (1984), "Animals in the Neolithic Art of Çatal Hüyük and Hacilar and their Religious Significance". In Philippe Borgeaud, Yves Christie and Ivanka Urio, eds., L'animal, l'homme, le dieu dans le Proche-Orient ancien. Actes du Colloque de Cartigny 1981 (Les Cahiers du CEPOA, 2), Leuven: Peeters. pp. 39-46.

Mellaart, J. (1984) "Some notes on the prehistory of Anatolian Kilims" in B. Frauenknecht, Early Turkish Tapestries, Nürnberg, pp. 25-41.

Mellaart, J. (1989) "Neolithic Chronology at Çatal Hüyük?". In Kutlu Emre, Barthel Hrouda, Machteld Mellink and Nimet Özgüç, eds., Anatolia and the Ancient Near East. Studies in Honor of Tahsin Özgüç, Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi. pp. 315-318.

Mellaart, J. (1990) "The Earliest Representations of the Goddess of Anatolia and Her Entourage," in J. Rageth (ed.), Anatolische kelims; Symposium Basel, Die Vorträge. Basel. pp. 27-46

Mellaart, J. (1991) James Mellaart Answers His Critics Hali 55, pp. 86-87.

Mellaart, J., B. Balpinar & U. Hirsch, (1989) The Goddess from Anatolia, Milan. Four volumes.

Omura, M. (1984) A reinterpretation of the figurines of Çatal Hüyük.Orient 20, 129-150. 

Pratt, P. 1970 Çatal Hüyük wall paintings in the Museum of Archaeology, Ankara, Anatolian Studies, *20*, 6.

Rice, M. (1997) The Power of the Bull. Routledge, London. 

Roberts, N. (1982) A note on the geomorphological environment of Çatal Hüyük, Turkey, Journal of Archaeological Science 9, 341-8. 

Roberts, N. (1991) Late Quaternary geomorphological change and the origins of agriculture in south central Turkey. Geoarchaeology 6, 1-26. 

Singh, P. (1974) Neolithic Cultures of Western Asia. Seminar Press. London. Pp 85-105.

Spert, G. (1990). Zur urgeschichte des bleies. Zeitschrift Für Metallkunde, 81(11), 799-801.

Spert, G. (1997). New Research on the Beginning of Metallurgy at Çatal Höyük, Turkey (7th mill. BC). Paper presented at "Metals in Antiquity" International Symposium, Boston, organized by S. Young and P. Budd, sponsored by Harvard University and University of Bradford, Sept. 10-13.

Todd, I. (1976) Çatal Hüyük in Perspective. Cummings, New York. 

Urbin Choffray, T. (1987) "Triade divine: prémisses à Çatal Hüyük au VIIe millénaire?," Hethitica 7, 255-266.

Vogelsang-Eastwood, G.M. (1988) A re-examination of the fibres from the Çatal Hüyük textiles. Oriental Carpet and Textile Studies 3/1, 15-19.

Voight, M. (1991) The Goddess From Anatolia: An Archaeological Perspective. Oriental Rug Review 11/2, 32-39

Wason, P. K. (1994)  The Archaeology of Rank. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 



The 1990's - Present Excavations

The overall aim is to provide substantive summary volumes of the work of the project at intervals through the life of the project. These summary volumes present the main excavation and analytic results, published as Monographs of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara. The first volumes were published by the McDonald Institute in Cambridge and current volumes are to be published by the Cotsen Institute UCLA.

Hodder, I (ed) (1996) On the Surface Çatalhöyük 1993-95. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No.22

Hodder, I (ed) (2000) Towards Reflexive Method in Archaeology: The Example at Çatalhöyük. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No.28

Hodder, I. (ed) (2005) Inhabiting Çatalhöyük: reports from the 1995-99 seasons. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No. 38.

Hodder, I. (ed) (2005) Changing materialities at Çatalhöyük: reports from the 1995-99 seasons. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No. 39.

Hodder, I. (ed) (2005) Çatalhöyük perspectives: themes from the 1995-99 seasons. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No. 40.

Hodder, I. (ed) (2007) Excavating Çatalhöyük: South, North and KOPAL Area reports from the 1995-99 seasons. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph.


Annual fieldwork archive reports are produced by the projects participants for the Turkish Ministry of Culture, the Archive reports from 1993 onwards are accessible at this website. A newsletter for the Friends of Çatalhöyük called Çatal News is produced annually, all issues are also accessible as part of this website. 

Short annual reports are published in Anatolian Archaeology: 

Hodder, I. (1996) Çatalhöyük, Anatolian Archaeology 2, 6-7.

Hodder, I. (1997) Çatalhöyük, Anatolian Archaeology 3, 4-5.

Hodder, I. (1998) Çatalhöyük, Anatolian Archaeology 4, 8-10.

Hodder, I. (1999) Getting to the bottom of things: Çatalhöyük 1999 Anatolian Archaeology 5, 4-7.

Aspects of the methodology of the excavations have been published in: 

Chadwick, A. (1998) Archaeology at the Edge of Chaos: Further Towards Reflexive Excavation Methodologies. Assemblage 3 [online], Available at http://www.shef.ac.uk/~assem/3/3chad.htm 

Hassan, F. (1997) Beyond the surface: comments on Hodder's 'reflexive excavation methodology', Antiquity 71, 1020-25.

Hodder, I. (1997) 'Always momentary, fluid and flexible': towards a reflexive excavation methodology. Antiquity 71, 691-700.

Hodder, I. (1998) Whose rationality? A response to F. Hassan, Antiquity 72, 21-27.

Hodder, I. (1998) The past as passion and play: Çatalhöyük as a site of conflict in the construction of multiple pasts, in Archaeology Under Fire: nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, ed. L. Meskell. London: Routledge, 124-39.

Hodder, I. (1999) The Archaeological Process : An Introduction. Blackwell Books.

Hodder, I. (1999) Archaeology and global information systems. Internet Archaeology 6 (http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue6/hodder_index.html

Publications by the Çatalhöyük team of specialists, and about the site, covering all aspects of renewed work at the site: 

Andrews, P, and Bello, S, 2006 Pattern in human burial practice, in Social archaeology and funerary remains (eds R Gowland and C Knüsel), 14–29, Oxford (Oxbow).

Ashley, M., Tringham, R., & Perlingieri, C. 2009 Last house on the hill: Digitally remediating data and media for preservation and access. In 10Th international symposium on virtual reality, archaeology and cultural heritage, VAST, malta.

Asouti, E. and J.Hather (2001) Charcoal analysis and the reconstruction of ancient woodland vegetation in the Konya Basin, south-central Anatolia, Turkey: results from the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük East. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 10, 23-32.

Asouti, E. & Fairbairn A., 2002, "Subsistence economy in Central Anatolia during the Neolithic - the archaeobotanical evidence". In F. Gerard and L. Thissen (eds), The Neolithic of Central Anatolia, internal developments and external relations during the 9th-6th millennia cal BC, being the proceedings of the International CANeW Table ronde held in Istanbul on 23-24 November 2001. Ege Yanlari, 181 - 192.

Asouti, E. and P. Austin (2005) Reconstructing woodland vegetation and its exploitation by past societies, based on the analysis and interpretation of archaeological wood charcoal macro-remains. Environmental Archaeology 10, 1-18.

Asouti, E, and Fairbairn, A, forthcoming Animal dung versus firewood: a history of fuel exploitation at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük.

Atalay, S. & Hastorf, C.A., 2006, Food, meals, and daily activities: Food habitus at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, American antiquity, pp. 283-319.

Baird, D. (1996) Konya Plain. Anatolian Archaeology 2, 12.

Baird, D. (1997) Konya Plain. Anatolian Archaeology 3, 12-13.

Baird, D. (1998) Konya Plain. Anatolian Archaeology 4, 16.

Baird, D. (1999) Konya Plain Survey, Central Anatolia. Anatolian Archaeology 5, 13-14.

Baird, D, 2010 Was Çatalhöyük a centre? The implications of a late aceramic Neolithic assemblage from the neighbourhood of Çatalhöyük, in Development of pre-state communities in the Near East (eds D Bolger and L C Maguire), 207–16, Oxford (Oxbow).

Balter, M. (1998) Why settle down? The mystery of communities. Science 282, No. 5393, pp 1442-1445.

Balter, M. (1999) A Long Season Puts Çatalhöyük in Context. Science 286, No 5441, pp 890-891.

Balter, M. (2001) Did Plaster Hold Neolithic Society Together? Science 14, No 294, pp 2278-2281.

Balter, M. (2005) The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization, Free Press. http://www.michaelbalter.com

Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Gümüş, B. A. and İslamoğlu, Y. 2010. Fossil Hunting in the Neolithic: Shells from the Taurus Mountains at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, 375–392.

Bartu Candan, A, 2007 Remembering a nine-thousand-year-old site: presenting Çatalhöyük, in The politics of public memory in Turkey (ed E Özyürek), 70–94, New York (Syracuse Univ Press).

Bartu Candan, A., Sert, G., and Bagdatli, M. 2007 Developing educational programs for prehistoric sites: the Çatalhöyük case, in /Mediterannean Prehistoric Heritage: training, education, and management/ (eds I Hodder and L Doughty), 95–104, Cambridge (McDonald Inst Archaeol Res).

Bayliss, A., Brock, F., Farid, S., Hodder, I., Southon, J., & Taylor, R. E. 2015. Getting to the bottom of it all: A bayesian approach to dating the start of çatalhöyük. Journal of World Prehistory, 28 (1), 1-26.

Becks, R, and Jacobs, T, 1996 Çatal Hüyük, Zur Rekonstruktion von Prestige innerhalb räumlicher Strukturen, in Prestige, Prestigegüter, Sozialstrukturen, Beispiele aus dem europäischen und vorderasiatischen Neolithikum (eds J Müller and R Bernbeck), Archäologische Berichte, 6, 57–80, Bonn [ISBN 3-86097-140-9].

Bezic, A., 2007, Distribution of Flint in Turkey, from 10,000 to 6,000 cal BC. Case Study-Catalhoyuk, BAR INTERNATIONAL SERIES, 1615, p. 68.

Biehl, P.F. & Rassamakin, J. (eds.), 2008 Introduction. In: Import and Imitation in Archaeology. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes, Bd. 11. Weissbach: Beier & Beran (with J. Rassamakin), 3-4.

Biehl, P.F. &  Rassamakin, J. (eds.), 2008 Import, Imitation or Communication? Figurines from the Lower Danube and Mycenae. In: Import and Imitation in Archaeology. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes, Bd. 11, 105-124, Weissbach: Beier & Beran.

Biehl, P.F. & Rassamakin, J. (eds.), 2008 Import and Imitation in Archaeology. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes, Vol. 11, 256 pp., hbk, Weissbach: Beier & Beran.

Biehl, P.F. & Bertemes, F. 2009 The Past in the Future: E-Learning, Multimedia and Archaeological Heritage in the Digital Age. in: London, H. (ed.), E-Learning Archaeology. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Publications, 158-175.

Biehl, P.F. und Rosenstock, E. 2009 Von Çatalhöyük Ost nach Çatalhöyük West -- Kulturelle Umbrüche an der Schwelle vom 7. zum 6. Jt. v. Chr. in Zentralanatolien. In: R. Einicke -- St. Lehmann -- H. Löhr -- A. Mehnert -- G. Mehnert -- A. Slawisch (Hrsg.), Zurück zum Gegenstand. Festschrift für Andreas E. Furtwängler, Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes Bd. 16, 1 und 16, 2 (Langenweißbach). S. 471-482.

Biehl, P.F. 2010 Communicating Archaeology via Multimedia. Multimedia Archaeology in Goseck, Germany. In: Franco Niccolucci and Sorin Hermon (eds.) Beyond the Artifact. Digital Interpretation of the Past. Proceedings of CAA2004, Prato 13–17 April 2004. Budapest: Archaeolingua, 527-533.

Biehl, P.F. (eds.) 2010 Cravens World. The Human Aesthetic, Buffalo: University at Buffalo Art Galleries.

Biehl, P.F. 2010 Measuring Time in the European Neolithic via Circular Enclosures. In: Morley, I. and Renfrew C. (eds.), The Archaeology of Measurement. Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 229-244.

Biehl, P.F. 2010 Representing the Human Body: Figurines of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Southeast Europe. In: V. Becker/M. Thomas/A. Wolf-Schuler (eds.), Zeiten - Kulturen - Systeme. Gedenkschrift für Jan Lichardus. Schriften des Zentrums für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des Schwarzmeerraumes Bd. 17, 103-110.

Bogaard, Amy et al. 2009 Private pantries and celebrated surplus: Saving and sharing food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Central Anatolia. Antiquity 83(321):649-668.

Boivin, N. (2000) Life rhythms and floor sequences: excavating time in rural Rajasthan and Neolithic Çatalhöyük. World Archaeology 31.3, pp 367-88.

Boyer, P., Roberts, N. and Merrick, J. (in press) KOPAL excavations at Çatalhöyük 1996-2000. In: I.Hodder (ed.) Excavations at Çatalhöyük 1996-2000. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph.

Boyer, P., Roberts, N.and Baird, D. (in press) Holocene environment and settlement on the Çarşamba alluvial fan, South Central Turkey: Integrating Geoarchaeology and Archaeological Field Survey. Geoarchaeology.

Carter, T., C.Bressy and G.Poupeau, (2001) 'People and place': New information on technical change at Çatalhöyük (abstract), American Journal of Archaeology 105(2): 280.

Carter, T., Poupeau, G., Bressy, C. and Pearce, N.J.G.(2006), ‘A new programme of obsidian characterization at Çatalhöyük, Turkey’, Journal of Archaeological Science 33(7): 893-909.

Carter, T. 2007. ‘Of blanks and burials: hoarding obsidian at Neolithic Çatalhöyük’, in L. Astruc, D. Binder and F. Briois (eds.), Technical Systems and Near Eastern PPN Communities. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop. Fréjus, 2004. Éditions APDCA, Antibes: 343-355.

Carter, T, and Shackley, M S, 2007 Sourcing obsidian from Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Turkey), Archaeometry, 49, 437–54.

Carter, T. Dubernet, S., King, R., Le Bourdonnec, F.-X., Milić, M., Poupeau, G. and Shackley, M.S. 2008. ‘Eastern Anatolian obsidians at Çatalhöyük and the reconfiguration of regional interaction in the Early Ceramic Neolithic’, Antiquity 82(318): 900-909.

Carter, T. 2009 ‘L’obsidienne égéenne: caractérisation, utilisation et culture’, in M.-H. Moncel and F. Fröhlich (eds.), L’Homme et le Precieux. Matières Minérales Précieuses de la Préhistoire à Aujourd’hui’. BAR Int. Series S1934.

Carter, T. 2011 'A true gift of mother earth: the use and significance of obsidian at Çatalhöyük', Anatolian Studies 61: 1-19.

Carter, T. Le Bourdonnec, F.-X., Kartal, M., Poupeau, G., Calligaro, T. and Moretto, P. 2011. ‘Marginal perspectives: Sourcing obsidian from the Öküzini Cave (SW Turkey)’, Paléorient 37.2: 123-149.

Cessford, C. (2001) A New Dating Sequence for Çatalhöyük. Antiquity 75, 717-25.

Cessford, C. 2002. Bayesian statistics and the dating of Çatalhöyük East. In Gérard, F. and Thissen, L. 2002. The Neolithic of Central Anatolia. Internal developments and external relations during the 9th-6th millennia CAL BC. Istanbul: Eye Yayinlari, 27-31.

Cessford, C. (2003) Microartefactual floor patterning: the case at Çatalhöyük, Assemblage 7, http://www.shef.ac.uk/assem/issue7/cessford.html

Cessford, C. and Carter, T. (2005), Quantifying the consumption of obsidian
at Çatalhöyük. Journal of Field Archaeology 30(3): 305-15.

Conolly, J. (1999) Technical strategies and technical change at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Antiquity 73, 791-800.

Conolly, J. (1999) The Çatalhöyük Flint and Obsidian Industry: Technology and Typology in Context. Oxford: BAR International Series 787.

Conolly, J, 2003  The Çatalhöyük obsidian hoards: a contextual analysis of technology, in Lithic studies for the new millennium (eds N Moloney and M Shott), London, 55–78, (Institute of Archaeology/Archtype Books).

Deckers, K., S. Riehl, E. Jenkins, A. Rosen, A. Dodonov, A. N. Simakova and N. J. Conard 2009 Vegetation development and human occupation in the Damascus Region of southwestern Syria from the Late Pleistocene to Holocene. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18:329–340.

Düring, B.S., 2001. Social dimensions in the architecture of Neolithic Çatalhöyük. Anatolian Studies 51, 1-18.

Düring, B. S., 2002. Cultural dynamics of the Central Anatolian Neolithic;
The Early Ceramic Neolithic - Late Ceramic Neolithic transition. The Neolithic of Central Anatolia, Internal developments and external relations during the 9th - 6th millennia cal. BC. Proceedings of the international CANeW Table Ronde, Istanbul, 23-24 november, 2001. F. Gerard, and Thissen, L. (eds). Istanbul, Ege Yay[i]nlar[i], 219-236.

During, B. S., 2003. "Burials in context, The 1960s inhumations of
Çatalhöyük East." Anatolian Studies 53, 1-15.

Düring, B.S., 2005, Building continuity in the Central Anatolian Neolithic. Exploring the meaning of buildings at Aşıklı and Çatalhöyük, Journal for Mediterranean archaeology, 18, pp. 1-20.

Düring, B.S. & Marciniak, A., 2005, Households and communities in the central Anatolian Neolithic, Archaeological dialogues, 12(02), pp. 165-87.

Düring, B.S., 2007 The articulating of houses at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey. In /The durable house: house society models in archaeology/ (ed R A Beck Jr), Center for Archaeological Investigations Southern Illinois Univ Carbondale Occas Pap, *35*, 130–53, Carbondale, Ill (Southern Illinois Univ).

Earl, G. 2013. Modeling in Archaeology: Computer Graphic and other Digital Pasts, Perspectives on Science 21(2), 226-44.

Eastwood, W.J., Roberts, N. and Boyer, P. (in press) Pollen analysis at Çatalhöyük. In: I.Hodder (ed.) Excavations at Çatalhöyük 1996-2000. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph.

Edwards, Ceiridwen J. et al., 2004. Ancient DNA analysis of 101 cattle remains: Limits and prospects. Journal of Archaeological Science 31(6), 695-710.

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Stevanovic, M. 2003 Building an experimental house at Çatalhöyük in Metodology. ed esperienze fra verifica, riproduzione, comunicazione e simulazione. P. Bellintani (ed), Trento.

Symmons, R. 2004. Digital photodensitometry: A reliable and accessible method for measuring bone density. Journal of Archaeological Science 31(6), 711-719.

Tringham, R. 2009. Forgetting and remembering the digital experience and digital data. Excavating Memories, edited by Dusan Boric, Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Tringham, R. & Stevanovic, M. (eds) 2012 Last house on the hill: BACH Area Reports from Çatalhöyük, Turkey (Monumenta Archaeologica 27). Xxvii+ 594 pages, Cotsen institute of archaeology press.

Türkmenoğu, A., Baysal, .A, Toprak, V., and Göncüoğlu, C., 2001 Raw material types from Çatalhöyük Neolithic site in Turkey, /Slovak Geological Magazine/, *7/4*, 409–11.

Turner, R., N. Roberts, W.J. Eastwood, E. Jenkins, and A. Rose 2010 Fire, climate and the origins of agriculture: micro-charcoal records of biomass burning during the Last Glacial Interglacial Transition in Southwest Asia Journal of Quaternary Science 25: 371 - 386.

Twiss, K., 2006. A Modified Boar Skull From Çatalhöyük. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 342:1-12.

Twiss, K. 2008. Transformations in an Early Agricultural Society: Feasting in the Southern Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 27:418-442.

Twiss, K. 2008. An assessment of the archaeological applicability of faunal ageing methods based on dental wear. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18(4):329-351.

Twiss, K. C., A. Bogaard, D. Bogdan, T. Carter, M. P. Charles, S. Farid, N. Russell, M. Stevanovi?, E. N. Yalman and L. Yeomans 2008. Arson or Accident? The Burning of a Neolithic House at Çatalhöyük. Journal of Field Archaeology 33(1):41-57.

Twiss, Katheryn C., Amy Bogaard, Michael P. Charles, Jennifer Henecke, Nerissa Russell, Louise Martin, and Glynis Jones 2009 Plants and animals together: Interpreting organic remains from Building 52 at Çatalhöyük. Current Anthropology 50(6):885-895.

Ülkekul, C. 1999 8200 Yıllık Bir Harita - Çatalhöyük Şehir Planı / An 8,200 Year Old Map - The Town Plan Of Çatalhöyük. İstanbul: Dönence.

Vedder, J.F. 2001 GRINDING IT OUT: Making a mirror the old-fashioned way Archaeology April 2001 (on-line).

Voigt, M.M. 2000 Çatal Höyük in Context: Ritual at Early Neolithic Sites in Central and Eastern Turkey. In Kujit, I. (ed) (2000). Life in Neolithic Farming Communities. Social Organisation, Identity, and Differentiation. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. London. pp. 253-293.

Wright, K. I., 2008 Craft production and the organisation of ground stone technologies, in New Approaches to Old Stones: recent studies of ground stone artefacts (eds Y Rowan and J Ebeling), 130–43, London (Equinox Archaeology).

Çatal Höyük - als die Menschen begannen, in Städten zu leben. CD-ROM (German/English) about the project and the site published by P.M Magazine in Conjunction with the Hochschule Für Gestaltung Karlsruhe & Universität Karlsruhe.





Carter, T, in press (a) New obsidian studies at Çatalhöyük , part 1: the aceramic Neolithic, Paléorient.




Unpublished Masters & PhD's

Listing of project related unpublished Masters and Ph.D's:

Atalay, Sonya 2003 Domesticating Clay: Engaging with 'They': The Social Life of Clay Balls from Catalhoyuk, Turkey and Public Archaeology for Indigenous Communities. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Aydınoğluğıl, B. 2002 Reviewing the Sheep Bones from Çatalhöyük in the Light of Information on Middle Anatolian Neolithic Sites and the Ovis orientalis in Konya, Bozdağ. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University College London.

Bartkowiak, Marta 2009. Kulturowa biografia Skull Buildings z preceramicznej osady Çayönu Tepesi w południowo- wschodniej Anatolii w kontekście fenomenu budowli ceremonialnych na Bliskim Wschodzie. In Polish. (Cultural biography of the Skull Building from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic settlement at Çayönu Tepesi in SE Anatolia in the context of ceremonial structures in the Near East).

Boyer, P. 1999 A Geoarchaeological Approach to Late Quaternary Environmental Change in South Central Turkey. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Loughborough University, UK.

Cameron, I, 2005 Equids of Çatalhöyük: An Insight into Theory and Methodology in the Identification of Equidae. Unpublished MSc thesis, University College London.

Czeszewska, Agata 2010. Próba interpretacji malowideł ściennych z neolitycznego tellu Çatalhöyük w perspektywie poststrukturalizmu. In Polish. (Interpretation of wall paintings from the Neolithic mound of Çatalhöyük in a poststructuralist perspective. An outline).

Filipowicz, Patrycja 2009. Recepcja idei matriarchatu i postaci żeńskiego bóstwa w archeologii i społeczeństwie na przykładzie Çatalhöyük. In Polish. (Reception of the idea of matriarchy and female deity in archaeology and society. An example of Çatalhöyük).

Franz, Ingmar 2009 Frühchalkolithische schnitt-stich-verzierte Keramik von Çatalhöyük West. In German. (Early Chalcolithic cut- and prick-ornamented pottery from Çatalhöyük West) Unpublished Magister Artium thesis, Freiburg University, Germany. (View Online)

Henton, Elizabeth M. 2010 Herd management and the social role of herding at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: an investigation using oxygen isotope and dental microwear evidence in
sheep. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University College London, Institute of Archaeology.

Klimowicz, Arkadiusz 2006. Dynamika wzrostu statusu domów i ich społeczny kontekst na neolitycznym tellu Çatalhöyük. In Polish. (The houses’ status development and their social context at the Neolithic mound of Çatalhöyük).

Koromila, Georgia 2010 Lanscape strategies and occupation diversity: a geoarchaeological study of Neolithic middens from Catalhoyuk and Pinarbasi, Turkey. MSc dissertation. University of Reading.

Love, S. 2010 How Houses Build People: An Archaeology of Mudbrick Houses from Çatalhöyük Turkey. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University.

Mikuła, Ryszard K. 2004 Ceramika hellenistyczna i rzymska ze stanowiska TP w Çatalhöyük, Turcja. Analiza układów przestrzennych w skali mikroosadniczej. In Polish (Hellenistic and Roman pottery from TP Area at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Intra-site spatial analysis). 

Moses, S K. 2009 The Children of Çatalhöyük: Examining the Child's Role in Neolithic Ritual Life through Burials, Wall Art, and Material Culture. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Cornell University.

Pilloud, Marin A. 2009 Community Structure at Neolithic Catalhoyuk:Biological Distance Analysis of Household, Neighborhood, and Settlement. Upublished PhD thesis, The Ohio State University.

Regulska, Katarzyna 2008. Modele neolityzacji i ich archeologiczna weryfikacja: Model przesuwającej się fali w kontekście relacji pomiędzy Anatolią południowo- wschodnią a środkową w neolicie. In Polish. (Models of neolithization and  their archaeological verification. The wave of advance model in the context of relations between SE Anatolia and Central Anatolia in the Neolithic).

Shillito, Lisa-Marie 2008 Investigating traces of activities, diet and seasonality in middens at Neolithic Catalhoyuk: an integration of microstratigraphic, phytolith and chemical analyses. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

St. George, Ina 2004 Conservation of Archaeological Wall Paintings at Çatal Höyük, Turkey. Unpublished Dissertation Portfolio. Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK.

Symmons, R., 2002 A Re-examination of Sheep Bone Density and Its Role in Assessing Taphonomic Histories of Zooarchaeological Assemblages. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University College London.

Tung, B. 2008 Making place, doing tradition: Exploring intimate knowledge at Neolithic Çatalhöyük. PhD Thesis, University of California, Berkeley.

Vorbrich, Kinga 2007 Świat dziecka i dziecko w świecie neolitycznej społeczności Çatalhöyük (Turcja). In Polish. (A child's world in the Neolithic community of Çatalhöyük).

Wiles, Joanne 2008 An analysis of plaster sequences from the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk (Turkey) by microspectroscopic techniques. PhD thesis, University of Reading.