The performance of building and technological choice made visible in mudbrick architecture

Love, Serena (2013) The performance of building and technological choice made visible in mudbrick architecture. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 23 2: 263-282. doi:10.1017/S0959774313000292

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Author Love, Serena
Title The performance of building and technological choice made visible in mudbrick architecture
Journal name Cambridge Archaeological Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-7743
1474-0540
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0959774313000292
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 263
End page 282
Total pages 20
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract In a densely packed, streetless village such as Neolithic Çatalhöyük in central Anatolia, it is argued in this article that variations in mudbrick recipes were used to mark social identity and autonomy through the performance of building. Geoarchaeological analysis of mudbricks established that cultural modifications were used to create social differences between neighbouring houses. Although mudbricks were ultimately invisible objects, hidden behind multiple layers of plaster, the processes of mudbrick manufacture and house construction were performed in the public domain allowing opportunities for individual expression. These results are situated within a larger practice of hiding and burying meaningful objects at Çatalhöyük, where unseen objects had as much power and affect as any object on display.
Keyword Neolithic Catalhoyuk
Archaeology
Geoarchaeology
Complexity
Turkey
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