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Çatalhöyük, South Area, 'Shrine' VIB.10
Lercari, Nicola
Aboulhosn, Jad
Busacca, Gesualdo
Campiani, Arianna
Cox, Grant
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UC San Diego, Library, Research Data Curation Program
Data from: A Glimpse through Time and Space: Visualizing Social Memory and History-making at Çatalhöyük
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3-D reconstruction of Çatalhöyük, South Area, 'Shrine' 10 in the level VI phase B (earlier phase). The last building in the sequence is ‘Shrine’ VI.10, subdivided by Mellaart in two main phases of continuous occupation, VI.B and VI.A; during the later phase VI.A, the floor was elevated by approximately 60 centimeters and an oven was added to the southern wall (Mellaart 1967: 125). Major discontinuities between these two phases are substantiated by a reconfiguration of the access to storage rooms or other buildings through crawl holes located along the south wall in phase VI.B.10 and in the southern part of the east wall in phase VI.A.10 (see Fig. 12 and video 3) and by the reduced size and number of niches in the west wall of VI.A.10 when compared to VI.B.10. The model of this ‘shrine’ meticulously illustrates the northern platforms characterized by two lips dividing their surface into three parts, as well as by a bull pillar. The decoration of the building was dominated by cattle heads located in the central part of the eastern and northern walls and especially in the west wall, where three superimposed plastered bucrania were found in situ (see Mellaart 1963: plate XIII). A low red-painted panel ran all along the eastern and northern walls; red-painted decoration also appears near the bucranium on the eastern wall, interpreted as ‘the muzzle of the bull’ (Mellaart 1967: 126)
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Lercari, Nicola; Cox, Grant; Busacca, Gesualdo; Campiani, Arianna; Aboulhosn, Jad (2018). Data from: A Glimpse through Time and Space: Visualizing Social Memory and History-making at Çatalhöyük. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections.
Mellaart, J. 1963. “Excavations at Çatal Hüyük, 1962: Second Preliminary Report.” Anatolian Studies, 43–103.
Mellaart, J. 1967. Çatal Hüyük: a Neolithic town in Anatolia: Thames & Hudson.
Neolithic architecture
Neolithic settlements
Neolithic period

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