Posts Tagged ‘Catalhoyuk’

  • Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    on Apr 11, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off


    Excavations works that have been continuing in the earliest settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya have revealed a 9,000-year-old piece of linen fabric. The world’s first hemp-weaved fabric has been found in the ground of a burned house. The report about the new findings includes the process between June 15 and Aug. 15. More than 120 people from 22 countries worked for the excavations in this process. The most striking thing on the report is this fabric, which was wrapped around a baby skeleton. Best preserved piece The head of the

    Read More »

    on Jan 9, 14 • in Archaeology, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Rendering of a wall painting discovered at Shrine 14 during the original excavations of Çatalhöyük by British archaeologist James Mellaart in the 1960s and said to depict Hasan Dagi erupting. Image: John Swogger (Flickr, used under a CC BY-NC 3.0)

    Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journalPLOS ONE by Axel Schmitt from the University of California Los Angeles and colleagues from other institutions. Scientists analyzed rocks from the nearby Hasan Dagi volcano in order to determine whether it was the volcano depicted in the mural from ~6600 BC in the Catalhöyük Neolithic site in central Turkey. To determine if Hasan Dagi was active during that time, scientists collected and analyzed volcanic rock samples

    Read More »
  • Oldest warning sign may be in Çatalhöyük

    on Nov 7, 13 • in Archaeology, Art, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off

    A mural has been discovered in Çatalhöyük and it could be the world’s earliest warning sign, according to researchers. DHA photo

    In a play on the old adage “if walls could talk,” a mural has been discovered that could be the world’s earliest warning sign, Daily Mail has reported. The 9,000-year-old painting, found on a wall buried in the ancient Turkish settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya, shows a village in front of an erupting volcano. Researchers now believe, through the use of mineral dating and geochemical tests, that the volcano shown in the painting is the nearby Mount Hasan, found 70 miles from the settlement site. It is thought the mural

    Read More »
  • Çatalhöyük ancient city helps Konya become a tourism hub

    on Apr 23, 13 • in Archaeology, Neolithic, News, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off

    As part of the Tourism Week diplomats visited Çatalhöyük site in Konya. AA Photo

    Young diplomats from all over the world have visited the ancient city of Çatalhöyük ancient city as part of Tourism Week events, which were organized as part of a new initiative to attract tourists to the Central Anatolian province of Konya. Diplomats took information from guides while attending a reception for the week. The manager of the Konya Culture and Tourism Directorate organized the event. Konya Mayor Aydın Nezih Doğan said the aim of the week was to revive Konya’s tourism potential. Noting that there were many plans in terms of reviving tourism, he said

    Read More »
  • Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off


    The ‘Shrine of the Hunters’ is an archaeological reconstruction of a level 5 house from Çatalhöyük. It was originally excavated in the 1960′s by James Mellaart and aside from a few informational illustrations, has had surprisingly little coverage. One of the most decorated houses ever found at the site, this piece began as the focus of a MSc Dissertation by Grant Cox during the Virtual Pasts course at the University of Southampton and has since evolved into an animation. Original source:

    Read More »
Scroll to top
Get Adobe Flash player Plugin by wordpress themes