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Personal Adornment in the Neolithic Middle East: A Case Study of Çatalhöyük, by Milena Vasić


ex oriente, Berlin (2020) x + 234 pages, 110 figs. incl. 13 colour illustrations, 59 tables, paperback – 54 Euro [ISBN 978-3-944178-17-2]
810 g



Contents List

List of Tables, List of Figures, Abbreviations, Acknowledgments

Chapter One The Body, the Dress, and the Dressed Body

Chapter Two Çatalhöyük in the Context of the Neolithic Middle East

  • Çatalhöyük
  • Excavating Çatalhöyük: The Çatalhöyük Research Project (ÇRP)
  • Previous Studies of Adornment at .atalh.yük, new Research and the Integration of the Data

Chapter Three Material and Materiality of Adornment at Çatalhöyük

  • Material Exploitation
  • Beads
  • Rings
  • Armbands
  • Collars
  • Fasteners
  • Wrist Guards
  • Pigments
  • Depiction of Adornment on Figurines and Walls
  • Other Finds That Could Have Formed Part of the External Display 

Chapter Four The Context, the Spatiality, and the Social Geography of Ornaments at Çatalhöyük

  • Beads in Context
  • The External Areas of Çatalhöyük
  • Intentionality of Adornment: Deliberate Placement of Objects in Non-Burial Contexts
  • The Individuality of Buildings and the Spatiality of Adornment
  • The North Area
  • The South Area
  • The Distribution of Items of Bodily Adornment 

Chapter Five Personal Adornment as Part of Burial Practices 

  • Painting the Bodies: Pigments and Associated Finds
  • Adorning the Bodies
  • Ornamentation of the Upper Body
  • Ornamentation of the Arms
  • Ornamentation of the Legs
  • Bead combinations: The Appearance of Bead Ornaments
  • Other Deposition of Beads
  • The People of Çatalhöyük and Their Adornment as Seen Through Funerary Practices 

Chapter Six The Temporality of Adornment 

  • Diachronic Perspective on Personal Adornment
  • Bead Assemblage Through Time
  • Adornment in History Houses
  • “Shrine 10” Sequence: EIX 10 (B.17), EVIII 10 (B.6), EVII 10 (B.24) and EVI 10
  • “Shrine 8” Sequence: EIX 8 (B.18), EIX 8 (B.16), EVIII 8 (B.7), EVII 8 (B.20), and EVI 8
  • “Shrine 1” Sequence: EX 1 (B.23), EIX 1 (B.22), EVIII 1 (B.21), EVII 1 (B.8) and EVI 1
  • ÇRP Sequence: (B.65, B.56, B.44, B.10)
  • The Temporal Trends of Personal Adornment 

Chapter Seven Reconstructing External Bodily Display at Çatalhöyük

  • The Intentionality of Adornment, its Context and Intended Use
  • Manufacture and Use of Beads as a Social Endeavour
  • Personal Adornment and Social Relations at Çatalhöyük


Bibliography, Tables, Figures



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