The role of human-animal relations in the social and material organization of Çatalhöyük, Turkey
- How do interfaces between humans and non-humans mediate and transform social phenomena? This dissertation explores how interactions between humans and animals were entwined with and embedded within the very threads of the origins of agriculture. Enframing animal art and faunal remains associated with houses, at the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük (7100-6000 BC) in Anatolia, this dissertation examines the entanglement of social practice and the materialization of hunted wild mammals. These wild animals permeate the subject matter of various media including figurines, plastered faunal installations, moulded reliefs, and wall paintings. Combining data mining, geographic information systems (GIS), and statistical tests, this dissertation synthesizes both quantitative and qualitative datasets from specialist labs, museum collections, archives, and over twenty years of excavation in order to understand the ontological geographies within which animals were placed.
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|electronic; electronic resource; remote
|1 online resource.
|Stanford University, Department of Anthropology.
|Statement of responsibility
|Submitted to the Department of Anthropology.
|Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2016.
- © 2016 by Lindsay Der
- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).
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