Catal Huyuk


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Ca·tal Hu·yuk

or ça·tal·hö·yük  (chä-täl′hœ-yük′)
An archaeological site in south-central Turkey southeast of Konya. It contains well-preserved ruins of a large Neolithic settlement.
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found in what is now modern Turkey, a plan of the settlement and trading center of Catal Huyuk. (1) To our contemporary eyes, it looks like abstract art--dark squares dominated by an animal-like shape towering over the town--but it's actually a volcano spewing the obsidian its citizens traded for goods.
Eight thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the Neolithic city of Catal Huyuk in Anatolian Turkey appear to have exposed corpses to be stripped of flesh by vultures as part of the preparation for burial.