The autochthonous Anatolians (6th -3rd millennia BC)- The first “settling in” around Bo?azköy took place in the 6th millennium BC during the Chalcolithic period, when small widely scattered hamlets appeared most particularly on mountain slopes and rocky outcroppings. Such a small settlement on the heights of the Büyükkaya ridge represents the earliest known inhabitancy within the . Hattuša city limits. A contemporary settlement has also been found near Yar?kkaya, some two kilometers NE of Hattuša.
August 6, 2009
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