Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Is there religion in Çatalhöyük... or just houses?

Bloch, Maurice (2010) Is there religion in Çatalhöyük... or just houses? In: Hodder, Ian, (ed.) Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: ÇatalhöYük as a Case Study. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 146-163. ISBN 9780521150194

Full text not available from this repository.


This book presents an interdisciplinary study of the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies. Involving an eminent group of natural scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and theologians, this volume examines Çatalhöyük as a case study. A nine-thousand-year old town in central Turkey, Çatalhöyük was first excavated in the 1960s and has since become integral to understanding the symbolic and ritual worlds of the early farmers and village-dwellers in the Middle East. It is thus an ideal location for exploring theories about the role of religion in early settled life. This book provides a unique overview of current debates concerning religion and its historical variations.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 10:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:22

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item