After the excitement of its discovery and excavations in the early 1960s, the world important site of Catalhoyuek has remained dormant for 30 years. This volume describes the first phase of renewed archaeological research at the site. It reports on the work that has taken place on the surfaces of the east and west mounds and in the surrounding regions. It also discusses the material from the 1960s excavation in museums, which has been re-examined. The result is that new perspectives can be offered on the internal organization and symboplism of a site which is central to our understanding of the earliest development of complex socieities.