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Ça•tal•hü•yük



Pronunciation: (chät'l-hOO-yook'), [key]
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. Also,Ça'tal Hü•yük'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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