A bird's eye view – of a leopard's spots The Çatalhöyük ‘map’ and the development of cartographic representation in prehistory

@article{Meece2006ABE,
  title={A bird's eye view – of a leopard's spots The Çatalh{\"o}y{\"u}k ‘map’ and the development of cartographic representation in prehistory},
  author={Stephanie Meece},
  journal={Anatolian Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={56},
  pages={1 - 16}
}
Abstract The striking wall paintings uncovered in the excavations at Çatalhöyük have fascinated archaeologists and non-archaeologists alike, and many interpretations of their content and meaning have been proposed. This article re-evaluates the claim that one of these paintings is a map of the village, with Hasan Dağ erupting above it. It is argued that the excavator's first interpretation of the objects depicted in the painting, that is, that they are a leopard skin above a panel of geometric… Expand
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