This week’s studies: Neolithic religion and Çatalhöyük

 book open pages library books knowledge reading, by ksheltonI find myself graced by the dubious blessing of working part time, which leaves me free to pursue my academic studies in preparation for an eventual Ph.D program.

Am I making the most of that blessing?  Well, I wish I were one of those people who could study dawn to dusk, but, well… I find myself interspersing a few too many episodes of Star Trek.

To keep myself accountable, I’ll be posting my weekly readings here.  The deal is: at least one study or chapter a day, no excuses.

This will also double as a nice record of book and article references, and a trail for those interested in the topics of Evolutionary Religious Studies, Cognitive Science of Religion, and Culture and Cognition.

This week’s studies

Sunday

Eller, C.  (2000).  The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won’t Give Women a FutureBoston: Beacon Press.

Monday

Whitehouse, H.  (2010).  “Modes of Religiosity at Çatalhöyük.”  In: Hodder, I., ed.  Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tuesday

Hirschfeld, L. A. and Gelman, S. A.  (1994).  “Toward a Topography of Mind: An Introduction to Domain Specificity.”  In: Hirschfeld, L. A. and Gelman, S. A., eds.  Mapping the Mind: Domain Specificity in Cognition and CultureCambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wednesday

Hodder, I.  (2010).  “Probing Religion at Çatalhöyük.”  In: Hodder, I., ed.  Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thursday

Hodder, I.  (2010).  “The Symbolism of Çatalhöyük in its Regional Context.”  In: Hodder, I., ed.  Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Friday

Wason, P. K.  (2010).  “The Neolithic Cosmos of Çatalhöyük.”  In: Hodder, I., ed.  Religion in the Emergence of Civilization: Çatalhöyük as a Case Study.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Saturday

Sperber, D.  (1994).  “The Modularity of Thought and the Epidemiology of Representations.”  In: Hirschfeld, L. A. and Gelman, S. A., eds.  Mapping the Mind: Domain Specificity in Cognition and CultureCambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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