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The Leopard's tale : revealing the mysteries of Çatalhöyük

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Catalhoyuk, in central Turkey, became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town - one of the oldest in the world - was discovered together with wonderful wall-paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The archaeological finds included female figurines that suggested the possible existence of a "Mother Goddess" cult." "Ian Hodder peels back the layers of history to reveal how people  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hodder
ISBN: 0500051410 9780500051412
OCLC Number: 63702754
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
A journey back through time, and some fellow travellers --
The leopard's puzzle --
A mysterious attraction --
The 'town' --
The house --
The invention of 'history' --
Revelation, exchange and production --
Materiality, 'art' and agency --
Women and men, the old and the young --
Selfhood and individuality --
Changing material entanglements, and the 'origins of agriculture' --
'We have found a leopard bone.'
Responsibility: Ian Hodder.

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Catalhoyuk, in central Turkey, became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town - one of the oldest in the world - was discovered together with wonderful wall-paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The archaeological finds included female figurines that suggested the possible existence of a "Mother Goddess" cult." "Ian Hodder peels back the layers of history to reveal how people lived and died, how they engaged with one another and with the spirit world. Full of insights into past lives and momentous events, The Leopard's Tale is illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts, and the excavations at this world-famous site.

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