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1 July 2009 Building memories: commemorative deposits at Çatalhöyük
Nerissa Russell, Louise Martin, Katheryn C. Twiss
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Russell N., Martin L. & Twiss K.C. 2009. — Building memories: commemorative deposits at Çatalhöyük. Anthropozoologica 44(1): 103-128.

Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey, is well known for its incorporation of animal parts into architecture: bucrania, horns in benches, etc. We examine the less visible placement of items in pits or built into remodeling inside houses to commemorate particular events. Animal parts feature prominently in these deposits, typically found under platforms on the south and west of the house, while human burials are usually in the north and east. We examine the range of contents of these commemorative deposits in relation to other lines of evidence regarding the consumption and meanings of animals at Çatalhöyük.

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Nerissa Russell, Louise Martin, and Katheryn C. Twiss "Building memories: commemorative deposits at Çatalhöyük," Anthropozoologica 44(1), 103-125, (1 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.5252/az2009n1a5
Received: 30 November 2007; Accepted: 1 June 2008; Published: 1 July 2009
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Anatolia
Anatolie
Archéozoologie
Çatalhöyük
NEOLITHIC
Néolithique
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