Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

6/1/2011 - 8/31/2011

Funding Totals

$6,000.00 (approved)
$6,000.00 (awarded)

A Digital Reconstruction of the Archaeological Site Documents from Catahöyük, a Neolithic Settlement in Turkey

FAIN: FT-59316-11

Michael Ashley
University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)

The aim of the project "Last House on the Hill" (LHotH) is to holistically reconstitute the rich multimedia and primary research data with the texts of the printed final report of the Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic site in Turkey. The final monograph of the project, published by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, contains 22 chapters, with as many authors, and over 500 figures and tables. Last House on the Hill is the digital mirror of the monograph that we are creating in order to bring together the full publication and the complete collection of primary sources, some 40,000 images, movies, graphics, and maps with their rich metadata records, as a coherent and dynamic digital resource. The elaboration of LHotH is very advanced, and the monograph is in peer review. The NEH Summer Stipend will give me the possibility to focus on completing the coherent publishing of the digital version, providing direct access to the voluminous primary media content.