The Armenian Highlands Are Persistently Being Called Anatolian

Yet another film was released where the Armenian Highlands are stubbornly being called Anatolian. Drawing conclusions is up to you, dear friends!

The annotation to the film reads:

“In 1958, scientists from the British Institute of Archeology examined the Konya Plateau in the province of Turkey of the same name. They unearthed remnants of an ancient city – perhaps the ancestral home of all Indo-European peoples…

Historians M. Meyer and A. Zamostyanov, philologist A. Dybo, biologist O. Balanovsky, and Turkish archaeologist B. Kulachoglu share their views on the localization of the Indo-European ancestral homeland.”

The film is called “Ancestors of our ancestors. Çatalhöyük – the mystery of the Indo-European ancestral home”.

For reference, Catalhöyük (“fork-shaped hill”) is located in Gamirk, 3 km south of the present-day village of Küçükköy and about 40 km southeast of the city of Konya. The nearest major railway town is Çumra (17 km to the south).

Çatalhöyük is a hill of artificial origin. It has formed over a span of 1 thousand years when new buildings have been built on top of old ones.

The settlement is clearly distinguished from the surrounding Konya Plain and consists of two hills – the eastern, the older and larger one, and the western (Kuchuk Höyük, “small hill”), which is a Copper Age settlement.

Archaeologists believe that the population of the settlement was between 3 and 10 thousand, while the number of houses reached 2 thousand.

P.S. Please note where Çatalhöyük is located…

Alexander Bakulin

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