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Une illusion du vraisemblable. Mise en scène taphonomique et prospective néolithique à Çatalhöyük

Abstract : The Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük is famous for its murals and beautifully preserved architecture, which are sometimes evocative of a prehistoric Pompei. Like the ancient city, this remarkable state of preservation was due to a sudden destruction which prevented the vestiges to become irrevocably eroded and demolished. However, Çatalhöyük was not the scene of a single and definitive tragedy but the result of cultural practices: the remains were buried and accumulated during the entire occupation of the site. The notion of time capsule avoids the illusion of considering that, like in Pompei, we are left with “snapshots” of daily life. Instead, it enables us to understand the logic at work behind these voluntary condemnations and the interpretative status of these man-made vestiges. In short: to produce some past is also to act for the future.
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Rémi Hadad. Une illusion du vraisemblable. Mise en scène taphonomique et prospective néolithique à Çatalhöyük. Gradhiva : revue d'histoire et d'archives de l'anthropologie , Musée du quai Branly, 2018, pp.112-141. ⟨10.4000/gradhiva.3750⟩. ⟨hal-01943532⟩

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