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Çatalhöyük – Neolithic Town

Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük

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…  read more at Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Çatalhöyük  National Geographic Channel – Morgan Freeman

One day trip from Sillehan Boutique Hotel… distance 60 km by car – 1 hour driveway.

From here go on to Binbirkilise (1001 Churches)  another 55 km distance.  Try to combine.