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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:   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 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 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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"... 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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