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…