London : British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara,  Los Angeles, CA : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 
Book — xxix, 507 pages : ill., maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Introduction: becoming entangled in things - Ian Hodder 8,000 (word length) A settlement of clay Sourcing clays - Chris Doherty 12,000 An archaeology of mudbrick houses - Serena Love 10,000 Building materials - Mirjana Stevanovic 12,000 Biographies of architectural materials and buildings: integrating high-resolution micro-analysis and geochemistry - Matthews, W., Almond, M.J., Anderson, E., Wiles, J., and Stokes, H. 10,000 Ovens and hearths - Sonya Atalay and Sheena 5,000 Floor chemistry - Bill Middleton 4,000 Ceramics - Nurcan Yalman et al (including section on sourcing by Chris Doherty) 14,000 Pottery residues - Sharmini Pitter 4,000 Figurines - Lynn Meskell and Carrie Nakamura 12,000 Stamp seals - Ali Umut Turkcan 5,000 Clay balls - Sonya Atalay 8,000 Clay objects - Lucy Bennison-Chapman 5,000 Demanding technologies Groundstone - Katherine Wright 10,000 Chipped stone - Tristan Carter and Marina Milic 14,000 Worked bone - Nerissa Russell 6,000 Baskets - Willeke Wendrich 3,000 Metal - Thilo Rehren and Tom Birch 4,000 Pyrotechnology - Karl Harrison 4,000 Paints - Duygu Camurcuoglu 5,000 Beads - Rose Bains 8,000 Conclusion An integrated perspective on the uses of materials at Catalhoyuk based on the analysis of heavy residues - Milena Vasic and Slobodan Mitrovic 12,000 CD - additional figures (50) and images (50) and tables (25).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The ways in which humans became increasingly engaged in their material environment, such that "things" came to play an active force in their lives, is the subject of this volume in the Catalhoyuk series. The alluvial clays surrounding the site were extremely important in this dynamic involvement. In the absence of local stone, humans extracted and manipulated clay for a wide range of purposes, including the manufacture of bricks, ovens, pots, and figurines. This heavy use of clays led to changes in the local environment that influenced human activity, as indicated in the first section of the volume. In the second section other examples of material technologies are considered, all of which in various ways engaged humans in specific dependencies and relationships. For example, large-scale studies of obsidian trade have drawn a complex picture of changing interactions among humans over time. The volume concludes with an integrated account of the uses of materials at Catalhoyuk based on the analysis of heavy residue samples from all contexts at the site. (source: Nielsen Book Data)