The Goddess and the BullBook - 2005
Discovered in 1958 by James Mellaart, Catalhoyuek, located on the Konya Plain in Turkey, is an archaeological site of tremendous importance. Today, under the direction of Ian Hodder, excavations continues unabated. This multi-faceted biography tells the story of Catalhoyuek from a variety of angles. It tells the story of the discovery of the site, of those that directed excavations and the team of diggers and experts working there, as well as their relationships, rivalries and personal aims. However, the book also provides insights into the process of archaeology, discussing what the findings of the Neolithic Dawn of Civilization'. This behind-the-scenes look at the site and the people drawn to it each season is both engaging and informative, much like the site itself. A revealing narrative of people and ideas at the working face of archaeology' - Colin Renfrew.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2005
Branch Call Number: 939.2 BAL
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Çatalhöyük : an archaeological journey to the dawn of civilization