Private pantries and celebrated surplus: Saving and sharing food at Neolithic Catalhoyuk, Central Anatolia

Boggard, A., Charles, M., Twiss, K. C., Fairbairn, A., Yalman, N., Filipovic, D., Demirergi, D. A., Ertug, F., Russell, N. and Nenecke, J. (2009) Private pantries and celebrated surplus: Saving and sharing food at Neolithic Catalhoyuk, Central Anatolia. Antiquity, 83 321: 649-668.

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Author Boggard, A.
Charles, M.
Twiss, K. C.
Fairbairn, A.
Yalman, N.
Filipovic, D.
Demirergi, D. A.
Ertug, F.
Russell, N.
Nenecke, J.
Title Private pantries and celebrated surplus: Saving and sharing food at Neolithic Catalhoyuk, Central Anatolia
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Private pantries and celebrated surplus: saving and sharing food at Neolithic Catalhöyük, Central Anatolia
Journal name Antiquity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-598X
1745-1744
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 83
Issue 321
Start page 649
End page 668
Total pages 20
Editor Martin Carver
Place of publication York, United Kingdom
Publisher Antiquity Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
In the Neolithic megasite at Çatalhöyük families lived side by side in conjoined dwellings, like a pueblo. It can be assumed that people were always in and out of each others' houses – in this case via the roof. Social mechanisms were needed to make all this run smoothly, and in a tour-de-force of botanical, faunal and spatial analysis the authors show how it worked. Families stored their own produce of grain, fruit, nuts and condiments in special bins deep inside the house, but displayed the heads and horns of aurochs near the entrance. While the latter had a religious overtone they also remembered feasts, episodes of sharing that mitigated the provocations of a full larder.
Keyword Turkey
Çatalhöyük
Neolithic
Social strategy
Spatial analysis
Botany
Fauna
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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