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  Catal Huyuk #3
The vulture shrines at Catal Huyuk portray in eerie frescoes the excarnation practices wherein the dead were exposed, in open funeral houses of strange design, to the tearing beak of the griffin vulture, who stripped the skeleton of soft tissue.
Catal Huyuk holds another constant reminder of death: the Bucrania, pillars with the preserved horns of bulls set into their plaster, omnipresent in both the city's houses and its shrines.
Catal Huyuk is located in an area where the psychedelic plants of old Europe -- amanita muscaria mushrooms, Syrian rue, ergotized grains, and cannabis -- are all commonly found.
www.telesterion.com /catal3.htm   (2770 words)

 Catal Huyuk #1
All that remains of Catal Huyuk (Chat-al Hoo-yook), the first city, is a gullied, pitted mound, floating in a rolling plain of wheatfields.
This was Catal Huyuk, the ancestress of all other cities, a unique Temple City that was the religious center of the first great prehistoric civilization.
This is a characteristic ceramic statuette from Catal Huyuk.
www.telesterion.com /catal1.htm   (953 words)

 Catal Huyuk
Catal Huyuk was situated along the southern edge of the great salt depression in central Anatolia.
It is very probable Catal Huyuk exploited the salt deposits to the north, at Tuz Golu [Salt Lake].
The city lies along the edge of a small river, outlined by a few scattered poplars, and nearby are crater lakes, though the water at the crater is unfit.
www.angelfire.com /realm/bodhisattva/catal-hayuk.html   (633 words)

It is possible that incipient irrigation developed in desert sites like Jericho and Beidha in the Southern Levant and Cuyonu and Catal Huyuk in Anatolia (a little later), to sustain the food needed to feed their greatly expanded populations.
Catal Huyuk is located in the Konya Plain of central Anatolia.
Catal Huyuk overlaps the late PPNB of the Levant and continues down to 5000 BC.
www.unm.edu /~gbawden/328-neo2/328-neo2.htm   (1709 words)

 About Catal Huyuk - Short Story by Theresa C. Dintino
Uncovered in 1961 by the British archaeologist James Mellaart, Catal Huyuk is a Neolithic settlement in Anatolia which some date to as early as 8000 B.C.E. It is a city of honeycombed rooms and courtyards; a self contained unit with interconnecting  walls.
The striking absence of violent death in the remains of the people of this community, combined with an absence of depictions of violence in their artwork leaves us to wonder.
In Catal Huyuk was uncovered a shrine whose walls were painted with giant vultures with wide, spreading wings and hand like beaks.
www.ritualgoddess.com /aboutcatalhuyuk.htm   (337 words)

 Web Owls » Blog Archive » Prehistoric Civilization
The oldest levels of Catal Huyuk yet studied, have been dated to 6,500 BCE, and virgin soil has yet to be reached.
Catal West has yet to be investigated in any great detail but it seems to have been occupied for another 700 years before it too, was abandoned.
In fact, when the civilization represented by Catal Huyuk had finished its run and faded into history, Egypt and Mesopotamia were still more than a thousand years in the future.
web-owls.com /2006/05/15/prehistoric-civilization   (867 words)

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The scale of trade at Catal Huyuk, as evidenced, is also at a smaller scale than centrally controlled supplies of raw materials and workshops.
The archaeological evidence at Catal Huyuk could be interpreted as the beginnings of a city, but I believe that the evidence falls short of the requirements of a true city.
Catal Huyuk remains an intriguing site whose ceremonial “shrine” rooms invite endless interesting speculations about the society’s ceremonial beliefs and the role of women within the society.
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 Education World® - *History : Classical / Ancient : Near & Middle East : Biblical Lands & Decapolis : Catal Huyuk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Catal Huyuk - Early Agriculture and Early Cities Steve Muhlberger studies agriculture and city life in the ancient Neolithic Age town located in Anatolia.
Catal Huyuk - Encyclopedia.com Brief entry describes the Anatolian settlement of the Neolithic Age located in southern Turkey.
Focus on Catal Huyuk Describes the history of the largest Neolithic Age city found to date which is located in central Anatolia.
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 TurkoTek Discussion Forums - About Kurdish Rugs
His mention of Catal Huyuk and the textiles found there in support of this hypothesis again show little understanding of the issues he tries so hard to use to support his beliefs.
The textiles of Catal Huyuk to which the author refers have still not be studied enough for anyone to make definitive conclusions about them but one fact does seem to be conclusive : that they were made without using a loom.
Remember, Mellaart’s discovery of Catal Huyuk and Hacilar, as well as his writings on many other aspects of Near Eastern pre-history are not only accepted by the academic community but used as text-books in many many universities as important teaching tools.
www.turkotek.com /salon_00088/s88t13.htm   (11753 words)

 SMITH, origin of the surname
Situated close to the old town of Konya, on the vast plains of Anatolia in present-day southern Turkey is the excavated remains of Catal Huyuk.
The people of Catal Huyuk with the emerging art of metalworking would have linked both fire and vulcanism, still in its infancy during the seventh millennium BC.
The Catal Huyuk culture came to a sudden demise around 5600 BC, having left behind no less than thirteen different levels of occupation.
www.anvilfire.com /21centbs/stories/rsmith/catal_huyuk.htm   (569 words)

 The First Villages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It was founded in c.7000 BC and the settlement grew rapidly and became a prosperous and well-organized community.
The inhabitants of Chatal Huyuk grew mainly wheat, barley and peas.
The houses at Chatal Huyuk were closely packed together, without intervening streets.
users.hol.gr /~dilos/prehis/prerm5.htm   (307 words)

 Catal Huyuk
For already Catal Huyuk ranks with Jericho in Jordan as one of man's first known essays into the development of town life.
Before 6000 B.C., Catal Huyuk was a city of a remarkable and developed kind.
"Catal Huyuk has yielded among other splendors, a unique sequence of sanctuaries and shrines, decorated with wall paintings, reliefs in plaster, animal heads, and containing statues, which give us a vivid picture of Neolithic man's concern with religion and beliefs.
www.tylwythteg.com /dynionmwyn/lesson1/thirteen24.html   (665 words)

 Baxter's EduNET - Time Machine
The houses of Catal Huyuk, made of sun-dried bricks, are joined to together so that the outside walls form one continuous wall without doors or windows.
Ladders were used to climb up on the roofs, which formed the "streets" of Catal Huyuk.
The people of Catal Huyuk are thought to have lived by farming and herding animals on the nearby plains.
www.edunetconnect.com /cat/timemachine/10000was.html   (399 words)

 AllRefer.com - Catal HUyUk (Human Evolution) - Encyclopedia
Catal HUyUk[kutAal´ huyook´] Pronunciation Key, Neolithic settlement on the Konya Plain in S Turkey that flourished c.6500–c.5800
The community's economy was apparently based on agriculture, along with a developing practice of cattle raising.
Perhaps the largest Neolithic settlement known, Catal HUyUk has been studied intensively for clues to early religious and social development.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CatalHuy.html   (208 words)

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Catal Huyuk is in Anatolia, which is a little north of Mesopotamia, in present Turkey, south of the capital Ankara and south of Konya.
Now, one could, in extremis, make the argument that the hunter's trophy on the walls of his den are also a kind of a religious statement, a kind of cultic statement about him and his prowess as a hunter, and so forth and so on.
It says that Catal Huyuk began about 9,000 years ago, on the plains of central Turkey, and grew to about 8,000 people with 2,000 houses on 26 acres.
cumulus.planetess.com /Eden/ch4.htm   (2660 words)

 Ming the Mechanic: A mysterious city
The Catal Huyuk had a lot of jobs.The men had jobs like hunting, making crafts, farming and making blocks for building houses.
The Catal Huyuk were very conserving on what they grew.
Catal huyuk is the oldest civilazation known so far.
ming.tv /flemming2.php/_d10/_v10/__show_article/_a000010-000251.htm   (454 words)

 FOCUS on CATAL HOYUK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The inhabitants of Catal Hoyuk used the flat roof tops as a means of getting from one dwelling to another.
The roofs were made from clay, wood and reeds and measured approximately 60 centimetres in width.
Apart from using the dwellings as a place of shelter, the fact that they were used as places of worship suggests that the people of Catal Hoyuk were on their way to developing other sites for worship and evolving through a stage of worship oriented religions.
www.focusmm.com /civcty/cathyk04.htm   (840 words)

 The Benben Mystery
As early as 8,000 to 9,000 years ago, Catal Huyuk (Catal Hueyuek), built upon the Anatolian plateau (near modern Konya, Turkey), was among the first settlements known to have developed an agrarian society.
The painting is a vivid, nearly naturalistic rendering, and the spouts of lava pouring from the cone shapes at its base accurately portray the tendency of volcanoes to erupt from vents at their base.
Catal Huyuk was positioned to control access to the Hasan Dag volcano, the source of obsidian valuable to the society.
www.margaretmorrisbooks.com /benben.html   (6304 words)

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The Anatolian Mature Neolithic and Catal Huyuk (6500-5400 BC) 1.
The residential area of Catal Huyuk contains many rooms with bulls horns and heads, modelled plaster reliefs of cattle heads and human breasts, placed on the walls.
Catal Huyuk and possibly Jericho went furthest in developing the social organizational capacity to integrate large populations and develop the required related economic bases.
www.unm.edu /~gbawden/328-neo2/328-neo2.doc   (1667 words)

 FOCUS on CATAL HOYUK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
o this date, Catal Hoyuk is the oldest and largest Neolithic Age city found.
Approximately 8000 years old, this central Anatolian settlement point is situated to the east of Carsamba River, which is fed from Lake Beysehir, and near the town of Cumra.
With the use of computer animation a sophisticated multimedia environment will be created where one can browse through the streets and homes picking up objects and tap into a vast source of information about the settlement.
www.focusmm.com /civcty/cathyk00.htm   (472 words)

 Technological specialisation at Catal Huyuk c. 6400 BC
He described Catul Huyuk as a major Neolithic site, yielding rich evidence of a remarkable advanced civilization that flourished in the seventh and early sixth millennium BC.
The amount of technological specialization at Catal Huyuk is one of the striking features in this highly developed society which was obviously in the vanguard of Neolithic progress.
James Mellaart, in this passage, has attested to the presence in Catal Huyuk of an elite class of elegant sophisticates with an unexpected, and anachronistic, level of technological expertise.
www.goldenageproject.org.uk /108catalhuyuk.html   (459 words)

 Catal Huyak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A nearby volcano provided obsidian, and Catal Huyuk became a trading center for this valuable mineral.
Today, Catal Huyuk is seen as a mound rising above a plain of wheat fields.
They believe that the society of Catal Huyuk was matriarchial, and that they worshipped the goddess.
www.pittsburghdiary.com /travel/Turkey/Catal/catal.html   (357 words)

 First Came the Mammoth, Then Came Architecture
Catal Huyuk's sprawling mud-brick buildings were laid out like modern apartment complexes.
It's been proposed that raveling traders stopped off at Catal Huyuk not only to buy and sell, but to commune with the city's numerous priests and their goddesses or gods.
Roughly 2,500 years after the founding of Catal Huyuk, the farmers of Malta settled in villages.
www.howardbloom.net /the_neolithic.htm   (730 words)

 The Holy Order of O:N:E:
The Temple town of Catal Huyuk may well be the ancestress of all other cities and was in existence before 6,500 B.C. It was abandoned by 5,600 B.C., and the whole region by 4.900 B.C..
The people of Catal Huyuk "were peaceful agriculturalists, mostly vegetarians," says Sjoo and Mor (The Great Cosmic Mother, NY 1987).
She is represented by the Horse in Catal Huyuk shrines, and oft accompanied by leapards.
essenes.net /new/Bon_history_1.html   (362 words)

 ARTH slides
Catal Huyuk, reconstruction of painting of erupting volcano, neolithic, level VII shrine
Catal Huyuk, Painted Shrine of Level 6 (reconstruction drawing with rec.
Catal Huyuk, Painted Shrine of Level 6 (interior: bench with rows of bull horn cores)
www.arth.upenn.edu /fall01/101/101lecture6.html   (335 words)

 Çatalhöyük - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mellaart, the original excavator, argued that these well-formed, carefully made figurines, carved and molded from marble, blue and brown limestone, schist, calcite, basalt, alabaster and clay, represented female deity.
Although a male deity existed as well, “…statues of a female deity far outnumber those of the male deity, who moreover, does not appear to be represented at all after Level VI” (James Mellaart, Catal Huyuk: A Neolithic Town in Anatolia.
These careful figurines were found primarily in areas Mellaart believed to be shrines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Catal_Huyuk   (1560 words)

Most exciting to me is the recent renewal of excavations (after a delay of some 32 yrs.) at Catal Huyuk -- a treasure chest of goddess art.
So, if one doesn't work try an alternative spelling!) Catal Huyuk is located in the ancient Anatolia area which is approximately the plains in Central Turkey.
Catal Huyuk pushes back the date of the earliest civilizations some 4000 yrs.
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 Catal Huyuk
Catal Huyuk - [ 6500 BC to 5400 BC ]
Catal Huyuk is a city which dates from 6500 BC to 5400 BC.
The economy of Catal Huyuk was based on simple irrigation agriculture, sheep and cattle breeding, and the trade of obsidian, textiles, skins, food items and information.
www.ancientworlds.net /27560   (190 words)

Catal Huyuk > a psychedelic salad created by Poloka Lele and friends to celebrate Terence McKenna's life and to blend his ideas with an organic mix of live and house flavors.
The album, Nature Loves Courage, was lovingly produced at the turn of the millenium and released just prior to Terence's departure from this earth, with his blessing.
im loving your music catal huyuk, i wish there were enough of your music to fill my day, i was wondering if your music would be in anystore around where i live, or if you have even have website i can order an album from..
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 Society -- Internetucation
The people of Catal Huyuk can be attributed for introducing the world to the fine art of interior decorating.
A quick look at the set up of Catal Huyuk and one could draw another similarity between it and the city of Los Angeles.
Perhaps the people of Catal Huyuk show more reason for this in using the surrounding lands for agricultural reasons and not a tangled mess of roads for transportation.
www.voy.com /2408/20.html   (688 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A reconstructed shrine from the excavation at Catal Huyuk demonstrated how the room might have looked in Neolithic times.
The relationship of goddess to animals and plants in expressed in the designs of the many shrine rooms found at Catal Huyuk.
Along with bulls and leopards as the goddesses' primary animals the shrines are decorated with grain and floral patterns, as well as honeycombs, chrysalises, bees, and butterflies (or double axes) and human hands.
www.humboldt.edu /~storage/mlm5/NEARE/10.html   (87 words)

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