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Excavation at Çatalhöyük, Turkey

  • A woman kneels and holds a piece of stone at an archeological site


The excavation at Çatalhöyük in southern Turkey began in 1958 and scholars continue to actively search for artifacts at the site. Items found at Çatalhöyük have shown that the site has been inhabited since Neolithic times beginning in approximately 7100 BCE. Artifacts found at Çatalhöyük include a rich collection of art including sculptures and wall paintings. Mirrors made of obsidian and textile fragments have also been uncovered by archeologists.

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Dr. Colleen Morgan, "Excavating Neolithic art at Çatalhöyük," 2008


Photo credited to Dr. Colleen Morgan Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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