ANTH 009 SA2 - the first wall paintings and mural art. The...

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Domonique Williams ANTH 009 Sec.001 Catalhoyuk The site of Catalhoyuk is considered one of the most important examples of early societies for Turkish and global heritage. Important sites including this need to be placed under serious yet careful conservation and presentation towards the public. Also known as ‘the most important site in Turkey’, Catalhoyuk has always been considered as a unique international area ever since it was found in the early 1960s by James Mellaart. It was a very large and dense compound area which had art, paintings, decorative flint daggers, clay/stone human and animal figures, pottery, and obsidian. Catalhoyuk was one of the first urban centres dating to 7400BC and also carried
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Unformatted text preview: the first wall paintings and mural art. The houses were unique enough that there were no doors on the outside, so the inhabitants had to climb to the roof and use the ladders to enter through there. Ever since 1993 an international team of archaeologists had been continuing the on-going research by starting on both the North and South areas which were planned to continue over the next 25 years. The main goal of this continuous research excavation is to find the answers to the central questions about this citys development, social and economical organization, variation within the community, reasoning for adopting agriculture, and the social context of their arts....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2008 for the course ANTH 009 taught by Professor Bedalleigh-ann during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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