Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 Seasons, Volume 9


Series: Monumenta Archaeologica 31
ISBN: 978-1-898249-31-3
Publication Date: Nov 2013
Price: Hb $89.00
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Ian Hodder

The ways in which humans became increasingly engaged in their material environment, such that “things” came to play an active force in their lives, is the subject of this volume in the Çatalhöyük series. Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 Seasons, Volume 9The alluvial clays surrounding the site were extremely important in this dynamic involvement. In the absence of local stone, humans extracted and manipulated clay for a wide range of purposes, for the manufacture of bricks, ovens, pots, and figurines. This heavy use of clay led to changes in the local environment that influenced human activity, as indicated in the first section of the volume. Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 Seasons, Volume 9In the second section, other examples of material technologies are considered, all of which engaged humans in various ways in specific dependencies and relationships. For example, large-scale studies of the obsidian trade have drawn a complex picture of changing interactions among humans over time. The volume concludes with an integrated account of the uses of materials at Çatalhöyük based on the analysis of heavy-residue samples from all contexts at the site.

Substantive Technologies at Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 Seasons, Volume 9

Table of Contents
  • Ch. 01: Becoming Entangled in Things by Ian Hodder
  • Ch. 02:  An Integrated Perspective on the Uses of Materials at Çatalhöyük Based on the Analysis of Heavy Residues by Slobodan Mitrović & Milena Vasić

A Settlement of Clay

  • Ch. 03: Sourcing Çatalhöyük’s Clays by Chris Doherty
  • Ch. 04: Building with Mud: An Analysis of Architectural Materials at Çatalhöyük by Burcu Tung 
  • Ch.  05: An Archaeology of Mudbrick Houses from Çatalhöyük by Serena Love
  • Ch. 06: New Discoveries in House Construction at Çatalhöyük by Mirjana Stevanović 
  • Ch. 07: Biographies of Architectural Materials and Buildings: Integrating High–resolution Micro–analysis and Geochemistry by Wendy Matthews, Matthew J. Almond,  Emma Anderson, Joanne  Wiles, Helen Williams  & James Rowe
  • Ch.  08: Structural Fires at Çatalhöyük by Karl Harrison, Victoria Martin & Brooke Webster 
  • Ch.  09: The Neolithic Pottery of Çatalhöyük: Recent Studies by Nurcan Yalman,  Duygu Tarkan & Hilal Gültekin
  • Ch.  10: Pottery Production at Çatalhöyük: A Petrographic Perspective by Christopher Doherty & Duygu Tarkan
  • Ch.  11: Absorbed Lipid Residues in the Çatalhöyük Pottery by Sharmini Pitter, Nurcan Yalman  & Richard Evershed
  • Ch. 12: Figurine Worlds at Çatalhöyük by Carolyn Nakamura & Lynn Meskell
  • Ch. 13: Çatalhöyük Stamp Seals from 2000 to 2008 by Ali Umut Türkcan
  • Ch. 14: Clay Balls, Mini Balls and Geometric Objects by Sonya Atalay
  • Ch. 15: Geometric Clay Objects by Lucy Bennison–Chapman

Demanding Technologies

  • Ch. 16: Çatalhöyük Worked Bone: South and 4040 Areas by Nerissa Russell & Janet L. Griffitts 
  • Ch. 17: The Metallic Finds from Çatalhöyük: A Review and Preliminary New Work by Thomas Birch, Thilo Rehren & Ernst Pernicka
  • Ch. 18: Çatalhöyük Wall Paintings: Materials, Technologies and Artists by Duygu Çamurcuoğlu 
  • Ch. 19: A Technological Approach to the Study of Personal Ornamentation and Social Expression at Çatalhöyük by Roseleen Bains, Milena Vasić, Daniella E. Bar–Yosef Mayer, Nerissa Russell, Katherine I. Wright & Chris Doherty 
  • Ch. 20: The Ground Stone Technologies of Çatalhöyük by Katherine I. Wright (with contributions by Christina Tsoraki–Chan & Ruth Siddall)
  • Ch. 21: The Chipped Stone by Tristan Carter & Marina Milić