Çatalhüyük

or Ça·tal Hü·yük

[ chaht-l-hoo-yoo k ]
/ ˈtʃɑt l huˈyʊk /

a 32-acre Neolithic site in south-central Turkey, dated c6500–5500 b.c., one of the first true cities, characterized by a fully developed agriculture and extensive trading, particularly in obsidian, and having frescoed temples, mud-brick fortifications and houses, and mother-goddess figures.
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