About Çatalhöyük
.... History of Excavation

The creation of Poznañ archaeological mission in Anatolia in 2000 and works commenced at Çatalhöyük was the first research initiative of Faculty of Archaeology (formerly: Institute of Prehistory) in the Near East. For eight years it had been the only Insitutes' mission conducting archaeological excavation in the Mediterranean Sea zone. (more)

History of Settlement

Lasting for over 1100 years, Neolithic Çatalhöyük was not a homogeneus unit. A major distinction can be made between the Early Ceramic Neolithic (7100-6400 BC), and the Late Ceramic Neolithic (6400-5950 BC). The research demonstrated that these two periods differ from each other in terms of architecture, settlement form and material culture traditions. (more)

Inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List

In 2012 the site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During its session on July 1st, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee which is meeting in St. Petersburg between 25 June - 6 July 2012 for its annual session accepted the inclusion of the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük among the World Heritage Sites. (more)

Visiting Çatalhöyük

The site of Çatalhöyük is situated on the Konya plain, ca. 50 km southeast of Konya, Central Turkey. It is a large (13 ha) tell settlement made up of two distinct mounds, separated from one another by the former course of the Çarşamba River: older, East Mound, dated back to the Neolithic period (ca. 7100-5950 B.C.) and younger, West Mound ... (more)



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