The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Çatalhöyük

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Thames & Hudson, 2006 - History - 288 pages
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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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Review: The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk

User Review  - Jane Lebak - Goodreads

I'm going to have a hard time telling you how much I loved this book, but I'll try. I was mentally composing this review last week and thinking "It's unputdownable" and then it turns out I got really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Claire Webber - Goodreads

Endlessly fascinating if you come expecting a full-on post-processuralist description of a well-known dig -but topography descriptions do wear on you if you aren't a paleobotanist. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Ian Hodder is Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University.

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