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Intact Figurine Unearthed at Neolithic Town in Turkey

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Turkey Çatalhöyük figurineSTANFORD, CALIFORNIA—Ars Technica reports that an intact female figure carved from marble was recently unearthed at Çatalhöyük by a team of archaeologists led by Ian Hodder of Stanford University. Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that the statue dates to between 8000 and 5500 B.C., measures about 6.7 inches long, and weighs about two pounds. For more on archaeology in Turkey, go to "Zeugma After the Flood."

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