Religion in the Emergence of Civilization

Çatalhöyük as a Case Study

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Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492179

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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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. Through exploration of themes including the integration of the spiritual and the material, the role of belief in religion, the cognitive bases for religion, and religion's social roles, this book situates the results from Çatalhöyük within a broader understanding of the Neolithic in the Middle East.

Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities

Second IFIP WG 12.7 International Workshop, CHDDH 2016, Dublin, Ireland, May 25, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Bojan Bozic,Gavin Mendel-Gleason,Christophe Debruyne,Declan O'Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319462245

Category: Computers

Page: 127

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the Second IFIP WG 12.7 International Workshop on Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities, held in Dublin, Ireland, in May 2016. The 7 full papers presented together with 2 invited talks and 4 lightning talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. The papers focus on the challenge and opportunities of data-driven humanities and cover topics at the interface between computer science, social science, humanities, and mathematics.