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Goddess and the Bull: Çatalhöyük: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization / Edition 1
     

Goddess and the Bull: Çatalhöyük: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization / Edition 1

by Michael Balter, John-Gordon Swogger
 

ISBN-10: 1598740695

ISBN-13: 9781598740691

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Discovered in 1958 by James Mellaart, Çatalhöyuek, located on the Konya Plain in Turkey, is an archaeological site of tremendous importance. Today, under the direction of Ian Hodder, excavations continues unabated. This multi-faceted biography tells the story of Çatalhöyuek from a variety of angles. It tells the story of the discovery of the

Overview

Discovered in 1958 by James Mellaart, Çatalhöyuek, located on the Konya Plain in Turkey, is an archaeological site of tremendous importance. Today, under the direction of Ian Hodder, excavations continues unabated. This multi-faceted biography tells the story of Çatalhöyuek from a variety of angles. It tells the story of the discovery of the site, of those that directed excavations and the team of diggers and experts working there, as well as their relationships, rivalries and personal aims. However, the book also provides insights into the process of archaeology, discussing what the findings of the Neolithic 'Dawn of Civilization'. This behind-the-scenes look at the site and the people drawn to it each season is both engaging and informative, much like the site itself. 'A revealing narrative of people and ideas at the working face of archaeology' - Colin Renfrew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598740691
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

1 "It's Neolithic!"

2 A Prehistoric Art Gallery

3 The Dorak Affair

4 Ian Hodder

5 Return to Çatalhöyük

6 On the Surface

7 At the Trowel's Edge

8 Dear Diary

9 The Neolithic Revolution

10 The Domesticated Human

11 Fault Lines and Homecomings

12 Burning Down the House

13 "Always Momentary, Fluid and Flexible"

14 The Long Season

15 Till Death Us Do Part

16 Taming the Wild

17 The Goddess and the Bull Epilogue Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index


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