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Neolithic Figurine Unearthed in Central Turkey

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Turkey Neolithic FigurineKONYA, TURKEY—The Anadolu Agency reports that a two-inch marble statuette has been unearthed at central Turkey’s Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük by a team of researchers led by Ali Umut Türkcan of Anadolu University. As many as 8,000 people are thought to have lived at Çatalhöyük, which dates back about 9,000 years. The 8,500-year-old carving looks like a reclining human figure, and similar to artifacts uncovered in previous excavations and identified as depicting a man leaning back on the back of an animal, Türkcan explained. Most of the figurines recovered in this area of the site have depicted women, he added. To read about the figurine of a woman found at Çatalhöyük, go to "Figure of Distinction."

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