Catal Hoyuk

1. Introduction to Catal Hoyuk

      The world of Early Villages is a time when roaming people in the Middle East and Asia learned how to plant the food they needed. The other thing they

2. Where is Catal Hoyuk?

In this case we are in the Middle East. This map shows Turkey in the color blue, and you can see where it is in relation to the rest of the world.

3. Fly Over Catal Hoyuk

Where in the world are we?             At the moment we are flying over the huge mound which was the village of Catal Hoyuk. From the window

4. Architecture

As we begin the process of understanding what life might have been like so long ago, it is important to walk into the life as it might have been at 6,000 B.C.

5. Chapels

Art, Life, and Religion The idea of spirit and a chapel is a new idea for people living at this time.   Spiritual life starts long before villages came into being. Where

6. Sculpture

The Great Mother This sculpture is called The Great Mother. There are a number of statues that look like this. Many were found during the excavation. Some had no heads which suggests

7. Every Day Things

  One of the first places archeologists explore is the trash heap. It is clay pots that call them. The pieces of pottery are cleaned carefully and put back together again. Because

8. Catal Hoyuk – Archeology

Earlier on we saw the first dig and how things looked with just a few people working the dig. Much has changed now as more people are interested in this small village

9. Paintings of Catal Hoyuk

This is an idea about what life on the roof tops of Catal Hoyuk would have been. During the dig there was a painter living there who had the job of painting

11. Catal Hoyuk – Today

Catal Hoyuk looks like a beautiful place to me. Note that the tall mountain looks a lot like their drawing on the map. Do you agree? This view gives one an idea

10. Catal Hoyuk-Paintings

People who make paintings often paint things from different points of view. This is a look at what might have been a chapel, done in black and white. In this chapel you