Located in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük (”cha-tal-hu-yuk”) is the site of a Neolithic farming community that flourished from 9,400 until 7,700 years ago. The website is a production of Berkeley Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük (BACH), directed by Ruth Tringham a professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.
Remixing Çatalhöyük was constructed during the Spring 2007 semester by a team of UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty, and we invite the public to explore themed collections, create original projects, and contribute their own “remixes” of Çatalhöyük. Remixing Çatalhöyük highlights and supports a multi-vocal approach to history, where the global, online community is invited to participate in the dialogue alongside the physical, local community. The OKAPI and BACH teams hope that this project will inspire other researchers to openly share their research data and engage broad public audiences.