Bucrania—a new word for me I came across the other week…used in the context of the Neolithic Turkish settlement we call Çatalhöyük. The archaeologist I was reading defined it as cattle horns and skulls in a display context, interpreted as intended to impress, intimidate, and remind visitors how important their hosts were.
So, I drove up on this semi-load, and all these projecting arms were aligned and appeared as one, and thought: modern mechanical bucrania.
10 June 2013 at 8:41 am
“T for Texas, T for neolithic Turkey…” It doesn’t scan as well when Waylon Jennings sings it, but I don’t know that bucrania are as important in Tennessee. Gotta love the line: “All my exes live in Texas, that’s why I live in Tennessee!”
10 June 2013 at 9:02 am
Pooh, you crack me up!