Çatalhöyük South Shelter - Çumra, Turkey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
N 37° 39.953 E 032° 49.616
36S E 484736 N 4168758
Quick Description: The South Shelter of Çatalhöyük neolithic site near city of Çumra
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 11/23/2012 4:28:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMFREK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
The South Shelter
The first shelter at Çatalhöyük (South) was built in 2002 to protect and continue excavations on the southern slope of the mound where James Mellaart had first excavated. The South shelter is designed and constructed by “Atölye Mimarlik” an Istanbul based architectural office.

It helps to protect the site from sun, wind rain and snow. It also allows archaeologists to excavate during summer months.

Inside you can see the remains of several buildings, which are excavated, conserved and put on display. People lived in these homes about 8800 years ago.

Today only the floors, walls and certain features remain. Inside you can find ancient ovens, burial pits and wall decorations. You can also learn more about archaeological techniques we use on site.

Source: Information table inside the North Shelter & (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: none

The site is open to visitors all year round and there aren't specific "hours of operation".

Related URL: [Web Link]

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