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The leopard's tale : revealing the mysteries of Çatalhöyük

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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" ... Çatalhöyük, in central Turkey, became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town-- at 9,000 years old, one of the earliest 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hodder
ISBN: 9780500289600 0500289603
OCLC Number: 773308183
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 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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Gives an account of major discoveries at the renowned archaeological site Catalhoyuk in Turkey. This title offers many insights into past lives and momentous events, and is illustrated with images of  Read more...

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