The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk

  • Share this:
Share with a friend
Sign into your email account to send this page to a friend:
Outlook or Apple Mail
or other default program
Walmart Gift Card
Put the fun of shopping in their hands with Walmart Gift Cards! Ship to Home or Send via email.
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk

Format:  Paperback,

288 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780500289600

ISBN-10: 0500289603

Buy from Walmart

Shipping & Pickup
Online
$19.98

In stock for:

  • Store information not available.

 Buy from Marketplace

Shipping & Additional Information

Book Information

The following content was provided by the publisher.
The Neolithic mound of C atalho yu k became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town--one of the oldest in the world--was discovered together with wonderful wall paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The excavations changed our under- standing of the early farmers who started the road to complex civilization, but many questions were left unanswered until the early 1990s when new research began under the direction of Ian Hodder. The book begins with a puzzle: leopards are a central part of C atalho yu k's art, but virtually none of their remains have been found. In solving this mystery, the reader is led into the elaborate social and symbolic world of C atalho yu k--a world where people were buried beneath the floors of houses, later to be exhumed and decapitated, and the head handed down from generation to generation. This lively firsthand account of a major archaeological site is full of insights into past lives and momentous events, and is richly illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts, and the excavations themselves.

Specifications

Author:
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780500289600
ISBN-10: 0500289603
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.86
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.62 x 0.89 x 9.43
Walmart No.: 9780500289600

Book description

The Neolithic mound of Catalhoyuk became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town—one of the oldest in the world—was discovered together with wonderful wall paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The excavations changed our under- standing of the early farmers who started the road to complex civilization, but many questions were left unanswered until the early 1990s when new research began under the direction of Ian Hodder.

The book begins with a puzzle: leopards are a central part of Catalhoyuk’s art, but virtually none of their remains have been found. In solving this mystery, the reader is led into the elaborate social and symbolic world of Catalhoyuk—a world where people were buried beneath the floors of houses, later to be exhumed and decapitated, and the head handed down from generation to generation.

This lively firsthand account of a major archaeological site is full of insights into past lives and momentous events, and is richly illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts, and the excavations themselves.

Customer Product Reviews

 

Gifting Plans

Financing Offers

Enjoy Great Financing!

Make the most of your shopping experience with the Walmart Discover® or Walmart Credit Card.

Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*

*Offer subject to credit approval

Learn More or Apply Now

No Payments + No Interest if Paid in Full in 6 Months!
Enjoy no payments for 6 months. You'll have 6 months with no payments, and no interest if paid in full within 6 months on orders over $250. Otherwise, interest will be charged from the original date of purchase. Bill Me Later is the quick, easy, secure way to buy online without using your credit card. Simply select Bill Me Later at checkout. Subject to credit approval.

See Terms