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The Leopard's Tale

Revealing the Mysteries of Çatalhöyük

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500051412

Category: History

Page: 288

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Documents the discovery and historical findings of the ancient city in central Turkey, tracing the collaborative efforts of archaeologists, scientists, and specialists to examine how Neolithic people moved into villages, adopted farming lifestyles, and began to accept social group domination.

The Leopard's Tale

Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289600

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7731

This brilliantly argued, first-hand account of the authors major discoveries at the renowned archaeological site Çatalhöyük in Turkey, described by Professor Colin Renfrew as one of the most ambitious excavation projects currently in progress, is now available in paperback. A tour de force of archaeological writing, it offers many insights into past lives and momentous events, and is superbly illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts and the excavations at this world-famous dig. It will be a must-read for archaeologists and historians everywhere.

Die Kinder des Prometheus

Eine Geschichte der Menschheit vor der Erfindung der Schrift

Author: Hermann Parzinger

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406668151

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

View: 1133

Die Geschichte des Menschen ist weit älter als die Erfindung der Schrift: Als der erste Frühmensch schöpferisch tätig wurde und einen Faustkeil formte, begann er zugleich seine Geschichte zu gestalten. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an nahm er unablässig Einfluss auf kulturhistorische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse und prägte die Lebensbedingungen während der nachfolgenden Jahrtausende. Hermann Parzinger führt mit seinem imposanten Werk den Leser durch die Welt unserer Vorfahren. Er beschreibt und erklärt die frühe Menschheitsgeschichte auf allen Kontinenten – von der Menschwerdung in Afrika bis zur Entstehung komplexer ackerbäuerlicher Gesellschaften an den Ufern von Euphrat und Tigris, von Nil und Gelbem Fluss. Dabei tritt immer wieder eine anthropologische Grundkonstante hervor: Das beständige Streben des Menschen nach Verbesserung seiner Lebensverhältnisse in einer sich wandelnden Umwelt war die Triebfeder seines kulturellen Fortschritts. Dies gilt bereits für die frühesten Hominiden, die zielgerichtet Steingeräte zur Zerteilung von Aas herstellten – ein erster Beweis ihres erwachenden Intellekts. Es gilt erst recht für den mit nochmals besserem Planungsvermögen ausgestatteten Homo erectus, der den Wandel vom Aasfresser zum Jäger vollzog und dem eine wahrhaft revolutionäre Innovation gelang – die Beherrschung des Feuers. Und es gilt in geradezu dramatischer Weise für den Homo sapiens, der den Sprung zu kultureller Modernität vollzog: Nicht nur verbreitete er bis um 13.000 v. Chr. das spezialisierte Wildbeutertum von Afrika aus über die ganze Welt. In seinem Erfindungsgeist übertraf er zudem alle seine Vorfahren – auch den Neandertaler, der als Erster das Jenseits entdeckte. Der Homo sapiens verhalf schließlich Kunst und Ritual zum Durchbruch, die uns mit wahrhaft monumentaler Wucht erstmals in dem 12.000 Jahre alten Heiligtum am Göbekli Tepe am Rande des Fruchtbaren Halbmonds begegnen. In dieser Weltregion gelingt bald darauf zum ersten Mal in der Menschheitsgeschichte der Schritt zur dauerhaften Sesshaftwerdung, die mit der Domestikation von Wildtieren und Wildgetreide einhergeht. Der Wildbeuter wird zum Bauern, der sich mit seinesgleichen in Dörfern zusammenschließt, die er das ganze Jahr über bewohnt. Vom Anwachsen der Siedlungen und der beginnenden sozialen Differenzierung der Bevölkerung bis zur Entstehung großer urbaner Zentren, deren Organisationsbedarf schließlich auch die Erfindung der Schrift notwendig macht, ist es dann nur noch ein kleiner Schritt. In dem spannenden Buch Hermann Parzingers verbinden sich die zahllosen kleinen Schritte unserer Vorfahren zu der eindrucksvollen Wegstrecke, die der Mensch durch Jahrmillionen seiner Entwicklung zurückgelegt hat – und mit der verglichen die Zeit der Schriftkultur nur als ein Wimpernschlag der Evolution erscheint.

Assembling Çatalho?yük

Author: Ian Hodder,Arkadiusz Marciniak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351190970

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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"Assembling ??alh????k, like archaeological remains, can be read in a number of ways. At one level the volume reports on the exciting new discoveries and advances that are being made in the understanding of the 9000 year-old Neolithic site of ??alh????k. The site has long been central to debates about early village societies and the formation of ??mega-sites??in the Middle East. The current long-term project has made many advances in our understanding of the site that impact our wider understanding of the Neolithic and its spread into Europe from the Middle East. These advances concern use of the environment, climate change, subsistence practices, social and economic organization, the role of religion, ritual and symbolism. At another level, the volume reports on methodological advances that have been made by team members, including the development of reflexive methods, paperless recording on site, the integrated use of 3D visualization, and interactive archives. The long-term nature of the project allows these various innovations to be evaluated and critiqued. In particular, the volume includes analyses of the social networks that underpin the assembling of data, and documents the complex ways in which arguments are built within quickly transforming alliances and allegiances within the team. In particular, the volume explores how close inter-disciplinarity, and the assembling of different forms of data from different sub-disciplines, allow the weaving together of information into robust, distributed arguments."

Religion at Work in a Neolithic Society

Vital Matters

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107729769

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This book tackles the topic of religion, a broad subject exciting renewed interest across the social and historical sciences. The volume is tightly focused on the early farming village of Çatalhöyük, which has generated much interest both within and outside of archaeology, especially for its contributions to the understanding of early religion. The volume discusses contemporary themes such as materiality, animism, object vitality, and material dimensions of spirituality while at the same time exploring broad evolutionary changes in the ways in which religion has influenced society. The volume results from a unique collaboration between an archaeological team and a range of specialists in ritual and religion.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111784744

Category: Education

Page: 880

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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Religion in the Emergence of Civilization

Çatalhöyük as a Case Study

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492179

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This book presents an interdisciplinary study of the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies. Involving an eminent group of natural scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and theologians, this volume examines Çatalhöyük as a case study. A nine-thousand-year old town in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük was first excavated in the 1960s and has since become integral to understanding the symbolic and ritual worlds of the early farmers and village-dwellers in the Middle East. It is thus an ideal location for exploring theories about the role of religion in early settled life. This book provides a unique overview of current debates concerning religion and its historical variations. Through exploration of themes including the integration of the spiritual and the material, the role of belief in religion, the cognitive bases for religion, and religion's social roles, this book situates the results from Çatalhöyük within a broader understanding of the Neolithic in the Middle East.

A Humanitarian Past

Antiquitys Impact on Present Social Conditions

Author: Adele Änggård

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496993349

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 9492

This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.

Religion, History, and Place in the Origin of Settled Life

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607327376

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 8841

This volume explores the role of religion and ritual in the origin of settled life in the Middle East, focusing on the repetitive construction of houses or cult buildings in the same place. Prominent archaeologists, anthropologists, and scholars of religion working at several of the region’s most important sites—such as Çatalhöyük, Göbekli Tepe, Körtik Tepe, and Aşıklı Höyük—contend that religious factors significantly affected the timing and stability of settled economic structures. Contributors argue that the long-term social relationships characteristic of delayed-return agricultural systems must be based on historical ties to place and to ancestors. They define different forms of history-making, including nondiscursive routinized practices as well as commemorative memorialization. They consider the timing in the Neolithic of an emerging concern with history-making in place in relation to the adoption of farming and settled life in regional sequences. They explore whether such correlations indicate the causal processes in which history-making, ritual practices, agricultural intensification, population increase, and social competition all played a role. Religion, History, and Place in the Origin of Settled Life takes a major step forward in understanding the adoption of farming and a settled way of life in the Middle East by foregrounding the roles of history-making and religious ritual. This work is relevant to students and scholars of Near Eastern archaeology, as well as those interested in the origins of agriculture and social complexity or the social role of religion in the past. Contributors: Kurt W. Alt, Mark R. Anspach, Marion Benz, Lee Clare, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Morris Cohen, Oliver Dietrich, Güneş Duru, Yilmaz S. Erdal, Nigel Goring-Morris, Ian Hodder, Rosemary A. Joyce, Nicola Lercari, Wendy Matthews, Jens Notroff, Vecihi Özkaya, Feridun S. Şahin, F. Leron Shults, Devrim Sönmez, Christina Tsoraki, Wesley Wildman

Theory and Practice in Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134797346

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7177

In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.

Eurasia antiqua

Zeitschrift für Archäologie Eurasiens

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: N.A

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Zeitschrift für Archäologie Eurasiens

Entangled

An Archaeology of the Relationships Between Humans and Things

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470672110

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 380

A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialism Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity over time Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theories in archaeology and related natural and biological sciences Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporary perspectives from materiality, material culture studies and phenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology, cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor Network Theory and complexity theory

Interpreting Archaeology

Finding Meaning in the Past

Author: Ian Hodder,Michael Shanks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415157445

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 7723

There has been a profound shift in the direction of archaeological activity in the last fifteen years, a change reflected in this volume. While excavation remains a professional priority, the interpretation of archaeological evidence is now attracting increasing critical study. In part this is stemmed from the public demand for explanation of archaeological evidence, which moves beyond the more restricted academic debate among archaeologists. But it also follows from a desire among archaeologists to come to terms with their own subjective approaches to the material they study, and a recognition of how past researchers have also imposed their own value systems on the evidence which they presented. This volume provides a forum for debate between varied approaches to the past from leading archaeologists in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. It addresses the philosophical issues involved in interpretation, and the origins of meaning in the evolution and emergence of 'mind' in early hominids. It covers the ways in which material culture is understood and presented in museums, and how the nature of history is itself in flux.

Towards Reflexive Method in Archaeology

The Example at Çatalhöyük

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

ISBN: 9781902937021

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 9704

The aim of the volume is to discuss some of the reflexive or postprocessual methods that have been introduced at Catalhoyuk in the work there since 1993. These methods involve reflexivity, interactivity, multivocality and contextuality or relationality. The methods themselves are described, as are the difficulties of introducing them. Some of the potentials and implications of these approaches are discussed. The three sections of the volume deal with the integration of interpretation at the point of discovery - in the excavation and in the laboratory; with the problem of representing the past in the contested and multivocal context; and with presenting the past to local and global audiences and participants.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6433

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Çatalhöyük perspectives

reports from the 1995-99 seasons

Author: Ian Hodder,McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

ISBN: 9781902937298

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 869

"Since 1993 the world-famous site of Catalhoyuk in Turkey has been the subject of major new excavations and research by an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder. The present volume, the sixth in the Catalhoyuk monograph series, draws on material from Volumes 3, 4 and 5 to deal with broad themes and provide a synthesis of the results of the recent fieldwork. evidence from architecture and excavation contexts is linked into a broader discussion of key topics of life at Catalhoyuk such as seasonality, art and social memory. The volume goes beyond the basic excavation and laboratory results that have been presented in Volumes 3 to 5 to present more synthetic accounts that arise from the high degree of integration and collaboration between specialists for which the project has striven at all stages. It is in this current volume the Catalhoyuk team most clearly describe the 'stories they have been telling ourselves' during the process of recovering and interpreting the evidence. This volume thus contextualizes the work described in Volumes 3 to 5, recording the framework of thought within which the data were collected and studies, and the interpretation that emerged directly from the interaction between team members and the diverse categories of evidence."--BOOK JACKET.

Archaeological Theory in Europe

The Last Three Decades

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415065214

Category: Archaeology

Page: 318

View: 3318

Stone Mirror

A Novel of the Neolithic

Author: Rob Swigart

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598740165

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9054

A Turkish farmer finds a large obsidian mirror on top of a mound. How did it get there? What did it mean for its creator, and what does it mean for us? In this teaching novel by writer Rob Swigart, the story toggles back and forth between a Neolithic villageóand the changing fortunes of the family who finds this wondrous toolóand modern archaeologists whose excavated treasure stirs journalists, governments, and goddess worshippers alike. Through an engrossing tale across millennia, Swigartís novel provides both a basic reconstruction of Neolithic lifeways and a primer on contemporary archaeological politics and practice. For archaeology students, and for anyone curious about artifacts past and present, Stone Mirror will be a fun, informative introduction both to archaeology and to the people they study.

Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

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