Notes: Discovered in 1958, Catalhoyuk was "a massive city complex that likely housed around 10,000 residents among its interconnected system of primitive homes, most of which seem to be conspicuously free of debris." Source: Atlas Obscura.
"The tightly packed 'city'was made of simple mud brick rooms that seemed to have been added on again and again as the community grew and changed across the centuries of habitation. It is estimated that the ancient city reached its height around 7000 BCE with anywhere from 5-7,000 residents at a time, and possibly as many as 10,000 at times. Strangely the structures seem to be exclusively domestic in purpose, with a noticeable lack of commercial or craft-centered spaces." (Ibid)
"The vast archaeological site of Çatalhöyük comprises two tells rising up to 20 meters above the Konya plain on the Southern Anatolian Plateau , according to the UNESCO World Heritage List. "Excavations of the Eastern tell have revealed 18 levels of Neolithic occupation dating from 7,400-6,200 BC that have provided unique evidence of the evolution of prehistoric social organisation and cultural practices, illuminating the early adaptation of humans to sedentary life and agriculture. The Western tell excavations primarily revealed Chalcolithic occupation levels from 6,200-5,200 BC, which reflect the continuation of the cultural practices evident in the earlier Eastern mound."
The Catalhoyuk Research Project is developing a Catalhoyuk Living Archive designed "to make all Çatalhöyük data more accessible for re‑interpretation and comparative studies." The archive is apparently still in the experimental stages.