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Author Dural, Sadrettin, 1953-

Title Protecting Çatalhöyük : memoir of an archaeological site guard / Sadrettin Dural ; with contributions by Ian Hodder ; translated by Duygu Camurcuoğlu Cleere
Published Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (160 pages) : maps, portrait
Contents Beginning my new job at Çatalhöyük -- Excavations begin : the team settles in -- My routine as a guard -- Loneliness and friendship amongst the ancient mounds of the Konya plain -- I build the Çatalhöyük cafe -- Dealing with more visitors and foreigners -- Some less happy memories -- The past and the present -- Dealing with each other -- Doing the right thing -- More about Çatalhöyük -- Some erotic moments -- Financial dealings -- More visitors to Çatalhöyük and some difficult moments -- They stroke the soil with love -- Things start to go wrong -- The situation worsens -- Reaching the end
Summary They are essential to every major archaeological excavation but rarely acknowledged by the visiting researchers once the artifacts have been shipped. As part of the innovative, multivocal output from the famous Turkish Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, we hear from one of the site guards, Sadrettin Dural, who tells the story of the excavation from the point of view of the "Other." He offers tales of the strange habits of archaeologists, describes the local in-fighting that scholars never see, and explains how scientists can be protected from the Yatirs, spirits of the dead who guard the mound
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-160)
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SUBJECT Dural, Sadrettin, 1953-
Dural, Sadrettin, 1953- fast (OCoLC)fst01656715
Subject Private security services -- Turkey -- Employees -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
Private security services -- Employees.
SUBJECT Çatal Mound (Turkey)
Subject Turkey.
Turkey -- Çatal Mound.
Çatal Hüjük.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Hodder, Ian.
Cleere, Duygu Camurcuoğlu
LC no. 2006033267
ISBN 9781598746518