The author would like to thank Nancy Van House for the original inspiration for this article and the background in visual studies. Thanks are also due to Ruth Tringham and the BACH team for making their photography available for study, and to Jason Quinlan and Shahina Farid for their insights regarding photography and archaeological methodology at Çatalhöyük. This article also benefited from insightful comments from Jonathan Bateman and two anonymous peer reviewers.
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