Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 37 ha
- Buffer zone: 111 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 32,828°
Latitude: 37,667°

About

Two hills form the 37 ha site on the Southern Anatolian Plateau. The taller eastern mound contains eighteen levels of Neolithic occupation between 7400 bc and 6200 bc, including wall paintings, reliefs, sculptures and other symbolic and artistic features. Together they testify to the evolution of social organization and cultural practices as humans adapted to a sedentary life. The western mound shows the evolution of cultural practices in the Chalcolithic period, from 6200 bc to 5200 bc. Çatalhöyük provides important evidence of the transition from settled villages to urban agglomeration, which was maintained in the same location for over 2,000 years. It features a unique streetless settlement of houses clustered back to back with roof access into the buildings.


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Henry Explains Building 104

Published: December 07, 2011
Length: 09:58 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: catalhoyukmedia

At the end of his summer field school, Henry tells his excavation story of building 104 in the South area at Çatalhöyük.

LHotH BACH 061701 F162 02

Published: October 26, 2013
Length: 15:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ruth Tringham

Video record of the excavation and discussion of burials F.634, F.644, F.647 under platform F.162 in the BACH Area of Çatalhöyük during 17 June, 2001. participants Lori Hager, Basak Boz,...

LHotH BACH 061601 kitchen

Published: October 26, 2013
Length: 07:11 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ruth Tringham

Video diary (14 June) of the excavation of the "kitchen" area in the south of Building 3 in the BACH Area of Çatalhöyük (boundary ridge F.645, numerous postholes, SW platform F.169) recorded...

LHotH BACH 072500

Published: January 25, 2013
Length: 01:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ruth Tringham

BACH project (Catalhöyük Archaeological Project) video diary for July 25, 2000 Videography: Ruth Tringham.

LHotH BACH 060901 trapeze

Published: October 17, 2013
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ruth Tringham

First video record of the mountaineering trapeze set in the BACH shelter for aerial photography in 2001 at the archaeological project of Çatalhöyük, Turkey. ...

LHotH BACH 061201 F162

Published: October 21, 2013
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ruth Tringham

Video diary (11 June) and record of the excavation and discussion of (12 June, 2001) burials F.634, F.644, F.647 under platform F.162, including the discover...

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