Mirjana Stevanovic from the University of California - Berkeley,
is a Co-Director of the Berkeley team's excavation of Building 3, in the BACH (Berkeley
Archaeologists at Çatalhöyük ) area. Mirjana also directs the experimental archaeology
project through which she plans to replicate the processes of Neolithic mud brick
production, house construction, and eventual destruction and leveling of the structure.
After sampling and analyzing Neolithic mud bricks at Çatalhöyük in 1996, Mirjana directed
the production of several different batches of experimental bricks during the 1997 season,
varying the sizes and material composition. These will then be analyzed for comparison with
the Neolithic samples to determine the best "recipe" to use for making the hundreds of mud
bricks needed to build the experimental structure.