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The Leopard S Tale

Author: Ian Hodder
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ISBN: 9780500289600
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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.

Assembling Atalh Y K

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351190970
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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-sitesin 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."

Die Kinder Des Prometheus

Author: Hermann Parzinger
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406668151
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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.

The Prehistory Of Home

Author: Jerry D. Moore
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520952138
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Many animals build shelters, but only humans build homes. No other species creates such a variety of dwellings. Drawing examples from across the archaeological record and around the world, archaeologist Jerry D. Moore recounts the cultural development of the uniquely human imperative to maintain domestic dwellings. He shows how our houses allow us to physically adapt to the environment and conceptually order the cosmos, and explains how we fabricate dwellings and, in the process, construct our lives. The Prehistory of Home points out how houses function as symbols of equality or proclaim the social divides between people, and how they shield us not only from the elements, but increasingly from inchoate fear.

Religion History And Place In The Origin Of Settled Life

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607327376
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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

Religion At Work In A Neolithic Society

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107729769
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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.

Das R Tsel Der Donauzivilisation

Author: Harald Haarmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622119
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In den letzten Jahren haben Archäologen immer mehr Belege dafür gefunden, dass es zwischen dem 6. und dem 4. Jahrtausend v. Chr. auf dem Balkan eine Hochkultur gab, die bereits vor den Mesopotamiern die Schrift kannte. Harald Haarmann führt in diesem Buch erstmals umfassend in diese bisher unbekannte, in vielem noch rätselhafte alteuropäische Kultur ein. Er beschreibt Handelswege und Siedlungen, Kunst und Handwerk, Mythologie und Schrift der Donauzivilisation, geht ihren Ursprüngen am Schwarzen Meer nach und zeigt auf, welchen Einfluss sie auf die Kultur der griechischen Antike und des Vorderen Orients hatte.

Religion In The Emergence Of Civilization

Author: Ian Hodder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492179
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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.

The Oxford Handbook Of Culture And Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366225
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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.

Reading The Past

Author: Ian Hodder
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ISBN: 9780521409575
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The mainstream archaeology of the seventies, 'processual archaeology', modelled itself on the natural sciences. It has been challenged in recent years by a 'post-processual' archaeology which draws upon the wider perspectives of history and social anthropology, insisting that account must be taken of the context and meaning of behaviour, and that the ideological uses of archaeology be recognized by practitioners. Ian Hodder, a leading figure in the new movement, argues in this book that in explaining the behaviour of past societies a concern with meaning must be joined to the study of ecological constraints and economic and social processes. This leads him to discuss systems theory and structuralist and Marxist approaches in archaeology. Post-processual archaeology is socially engaged and multivocal, since if material remains may be treated in some ways as texts, they lend themselves to divergent readings. Hodder suggests that archaeologists must bring a variety of perspectives to bear in the complex and uncertain tack of 'translating the meaning of past texts into their own contemporary language'.