Catalhoyuk

Local nameÇatalhöyük
LocationKonya, Turkey

Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. In July 2012, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Çatalhöyük is located overlooking the Konya Plain, southeast of the present-day city of Konya in Turkey, approximately 140 km from the twin-coned volcano of Mount Hasan. The eastern settlement forms a mound which would have risen about 20 m above the plain at the time of the latest Neolithic occupation. There is also a smaller settlement mound to the west and a Byzantine settlement a few hundred meters to the east. The prehistoric mound settlements were abandoned before the Bronze Age. A channel of the Çarşamba River once flowed between the two mounds, and the settlement was built on alluvial clay which may have been favorable for early agriculture.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Çatalhöyük

Official Website http://www.catalhoyuk.com/

Address 42500, Turkey

Coordinates 37°39'59.89" N 32°49'41.588" E

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