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News: Turkey
The female statuette was found intact.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Neolithic statuette discovered in Çatalhöyük

It dates back 9,000 years

Archaeologists working at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (central Anatolia) found a complete female figurine measuring 6.7 inches long and weighing 2.2 pounds. It is made of marmoreal stone.

The statuette is intact and of fine craftsmanship, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The discovery was made by an international team of archaeologists working on side under the direction of Professor Ian Hodder (Standford University).

The statuette was likely used for some type of ritual.

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