Neolithic Female Figure Dated Back To 8000 BC Found In Turkey

neolithic female figure found

A very “unique” 7,000-year-old female figurine was found at a neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Anatolia, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announce last Tuesday.

The figurine is made of marmoreal (marble-like) stone, measuring 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) long and weighing one kilogram (2.2 pounds), is considered unique due to its intact form and fine craftsmanship; it dates back to about 5500-8000 BC, a statement said. The statuette is believed to have been used as part of a ritual.

neolithic female figure

One of the world’s first urban centers which dates back 9,000 years, Çatalhöyük is included in the 2012 UNESCO World Heritage List.

neolithic site of Çatalhöyük 1photo:Omar hoftun, CC: BY-SA 3.0
neolithic site of Çatalhöyük mapmap: Uwe Dedering, CC: BY-SA 3.0

Researchers form all around the world have visited the site within last 50 years to study its vast landscape of buildings, remarkable ways of life, and its many exquisite works of art and craft.

source: dailysabah

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