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  Lydia Ruyle
Catalhuyuk, 6500 BCE, James Mellaart sketches in The Goddess from Anatolia, Eskenzai
In the fresco art of Catalhuyuk, male energy is symbolized by bulls and deer and female energy is represented by felines and vultures.
Catalhuyuk Great Mother Enthroned sat on her throne with her lions giving birth 9,000 years ago.
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 steve wright's dinner
One Neolithic settlement that had been occupied from the middle of the 8th millennium until the middle of the 7th millennium BC is known as Catalhuyuk.
Catalhuyuk is near Konya in south central Turkey.
It had long been supposed that the origins of agriculture would be discovered in those parts of the Near East which contained habitats peculiar to the wild ancestors of modern grains, etc. Today it is generally accepted that the people of sites like Catalhuyuk played an important part in the spread of early farming.
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 Origin of the Kilim //\\ AmericanKilim.com //\\   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This ancient city, whose economy was mainly agricultural, is one of the world’s oldest settlements and ongoing excavations continue to reveal exciting finds such as flint and bone tools, stone and clay statuettes, and shell beads.
This tantalizing snippet of information gleaned from Catalhuyuk suggests that those Neolithic people sheared the wool from their sheep, spun it and then by weaving it on wooden looms produced the earliest kilims.
The artistry and craftsmanship which produced the kilims hinted at in the Catalhuyuk excavations, admired by Marco Polo, portrayed by European artists, and then later sought after by modern tourists are the work of Turkish women.
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 Turkey's history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Catalhuyuk is often cited as the earliest known sizeable human habitation.
The preservation of artifacts and, to some extent, the environment of a culture of this age has stimulated much discussion and interest across many different interest groups.
The Museum of Anatolian Civilization has a very good Catalhuyuk exhibition but new finds are emerging all the time and each item contributes to the discussion as to what was going on almost 10,000 years ago.
www.hitit.co.uk /history/catalhuyuk.html   (217 words)

 Cornucopia Magazine highlights of issue 19, including Ottoman art in Poland, Safranbolu interiors, Edirne's Chinese ...
Before the Mesopotamians, Minoans or Egyptians, the people of Catalhuyuk created one of the first cities known to man. Built from the profits of their trade in obsidian, the glassy volcanic rock used to make early implements, this was a flourishing settlement that has forced archaeologists to rethink the chronology of civilisation.
James Mellaart (left, at Catalhuyuk in the early Sixties), who unearthed the city and its stunning wall paintings, recalls the stages of a momentous discovery.
Cornucopia first major article on Anatolian prehistory tells the story of Mellaart's momentous discovery and includes photographs of life and work on the dig and in the surrounding villages of the Konya plain, as well drawings of the murals during the excavation.
www.cornucopia.net /highlights19.html   (753 words)

Catalhuyuk is an example of the important Anatolian contribution to the development of Mediterranean societies.
The spectacular art provides a direct window into life 9000 years ago, and the site is an internationally important key for our understanding of the origins of agriculture and civilisation.
Given its international importance and its attractive and evocative art, Catalhuyuk should be an exciting and popular place to visit.
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 Eva Bosch - About Eva
rocks in Spain to the Neolithic frescoes of Catalhuyuk in Turkey as well as those of a later date found in the excavated remains of the civilization that existed in Mohenjo Daro and Harappa in the Indus Valley, Pakistan.
Last summer I visited Catalhuyuk in the Anatolian planes of Konya in Turkey where, in 1960, the archaeologist James Mellaart found and started to excavate a 9000 year old city.
In his new approach, he welcomes other disciplines and I therefore plan to work next to his team and produce a series of works inspired by, and responding to, what the team is excavating in Catalhuyuk.
www.evabosch.co.uk   (1174 words)

 NPS Publications: Urban Ecology Series
At a higher level of both awareness and humanity we are turning to this concept again, but now it is called "passive design."
The living quarters of such ancient cities as Catalhuyuk, on the Anatolian Plain of Turkey, seem to have incorporated elements of defense as well as comfortable living, and it is not surprising to find comparable dwellings in the modern world.
There is no doubt that Catalhuyuk was a city in every sense of the word and its structure and function are understandable, even if all the individual tools are not.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/urban/8/ue8-1.htm   (4397 words)

 LISLE --Turkey: Ancient Land, Living Culture, July 6 - 27,2000. (February, 2000)
This program will give a group of people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to explore the real context and experiences of women¹s lives in Turkey.
We will spend time in places that in ancient times were organized around strong symbols of feminine power; Artemis in Ephesus and Ancient Goddess images in Catalhuyuk.
We will consider what it might have meant to live in the constant presence of such images.
www.lisleinternational.org /www/turkey02.htm   (586 words)

 Nature's Ghastly Gourmet - Brief Article Natural History - Find Articles
Ancient historians tell of skies darkened by flocks of vultures following armies into battle.
Archeologists in the city of Catalhuyuk, in Anatolia, have unearthed a "vulture chamber" dating from 6200 B.C., one wall of which is decorated with a painting showing seven vultures hovering over six ritually decapitated captive soldiers.
The Stele of the Vultures, a stone column erected in Mesopotamia by Eannatum in 2650 B.C., also depicts heaped bodies of slain enemies being avidly torn asunder by vultures.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1134/is_10_106/ai_53479043   (294 words)

 books about: catalhoyuk (ethnoarchaeology archaeological socialization)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
On the Surface: Catalhoyuk 1993-95 (British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, Biaa Monograph No 22 : the...
After the excitement of its discovery and excavations in the early 1960s, the world-important site of Catalhuyuk had remained dormant for 30 years.
This volume describes the first phase of renewed archaeological research at the site, primarily on the east and west mound areas.
www.very-clever.com /books/catalhoyuk   (1228 words)

 Sporades Tours Schedule for 2006
Then we'll fly to Antalya on the Mediterranean to see the spectacular museum and the ancient sites Aspendus (where we'll have lunch with the mayor, Nomad Nuri), Perge, and Termessus.
Then we'll visit Egirdir, a mountain city on Lake Egirdir, and Catalhuyuk (oldest city in the world) on our way to Cappadocia, where we'll stay 2 nights in Urgup.
We'll next visit the Hittite sites Yazalikaya and Hattusas and go to Ankara, capital of Turkey, to see the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
www.greecetravel.com /sporadestours/2006.htm   (2005 words)

 Pinklillies On A Beautiful Day: She's A Battle Axe
The tribe of Amazon Women roamed Cazakstan in Central Asia, which is now known as Turkey.
The town of Catalhuyuk is where they worshipped the Earth Goddess.
They prospered, lived without conflict and in peace for 1,500 years.
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 Turkey tour escorted -Travel in Turkey to Troy, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Pergamon, Istanbul
Drive to Ankara, the capital city of Turkey via Salt Lake.
Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its rich collection of Hati, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartu, Assyrian collections and see the replica of Catalhuyuk, the oldest settlement on earth.
Continue on to the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk.
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 TWPT Talks with Chas Clifton
Would Witchcraft be any less of a valid faith system if it were to be proved that it was created in the 40's and 50's by Gerald Gardner?
Chas: Ancient people cannot help us, and we just look silly relying on outdated scholarship (Sir James Frazer, or Mellaart's writings about Catalhuyuk).
Religious people always look for a Golden Age.
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 PennDesign :: Historic Preservation
Modeling of Tomb Decay at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: The Role of Material Properties and the Environment.
2002 ARKUN, Burcum H. A Technical Analysis of Building 5 at Catalhuyuk.
GIS As a Tool to Assess Heritage Risk: A Case Study in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument.
www.design.upenn.edu /new/hist/thesis.htm   (4488 words)

 Turkish History //\\ AmericanKilim.com //\\   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Turkey deserves to be better studied by Westerners, most of whom know little if anything about modern Turkey.
But it may come as a surprise to some to discover that they do have knowledge of a more ancient Turkey, albeit learned under the guise of religious training (Nicea, Paul of Tarsus, Galatia, Hittites) or as studies in the Classics (Olympus, Ephesus, Troy), or perhaps even studies in Anthropology (Catalhuyuk, Hacilar).
Real “History” students though will no doubt have touched on some other aspects of Turkey’s turbulent past - perhaps the Mongol invasions, the Crusaders
www.americankilim.com /history.htm   (551 words)

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