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The World of Figurines in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Aegean: The case of Uğurlu Höyük on Gökçeada (Imbros)Hasan Can Gemici and Çiğdem Atakuman 2021 © BAR Publishing
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This book studies the corpus of figurines recovered from the Neolithic - Chalcolithic settlement of Uğurlu Höyük on the island of Gökçeada (Imbros) in the northeastern Aegean. Bringing together different strands of investigation about how they were produced, what they were meant to depict, and where they were used, the authors question in whose image these statuettes were created and why. Drawing parallels between contemporary figurine assemblages from the Eastern Mediterranean, the results challenge some of the common assumptions regarding the role these objects played in prehistoric belief systems, and instead explore the alternative ways in which the local, regional, mundane, and the sacred were weaved together in an island community more than 7,000 years ago.
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