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Dance of the Cranes: Crane symbolism at Çatalhöyük and beyond

  • Nerissa Russell (a1) and Kevin J. McGowan (a2)
Abstract

In this article, the authors reveal the symbolic role of cranes at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Worked bones of the Common Crane (Grus grus) are interpreted as coming from a spread wing used in dances, a ritual practice perhaps connected with the celebration of marriage.

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