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The Leopard’s Tale

November 26, 2007

The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Turkey's Ancient 'Town' (Hardcover)

The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük was first discovered in the late 1950s and excavated by James Mellaart between 1961 and 1965. The site rapidly became famous internationally due to the large size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and other art that was uncovered inside the houses.

Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new excavations and research, in order to shed more light on the people that inhabited the site.

This is a brilliantly argued, first-hand account of the author’s major discoveries at the renowned archaeological site Catalhoyuk, described by Professor Colin Renfrew as ‘one of the most ambitious excavation projects currently in progress’. This tour de force of archaeological writing offers many insights into past lives and momentous events, and is superbly illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts and the excavations at this world-famous dig.

 It will be a must-read for archaeologists and historians everywhere.

To order:  – you will find it in the archaeology section of  The Bookshop

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