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Genetic studies shed light on social structure of Catalhoyuk inhabitants

May 17, 2019 - General

The social structure of the inhabitants of one of the oldest cities in the world, Catalhoyuk in Turkey, was more complex than scientists assumed. Kinship could have a secondary role in it, scientists determined on the basis of DNA tests of the deceased.

The northwest platform of Building 3 showing the multiple burials beneath its floors
[Credit: Catalhoyuk Project]Catalhoyuk, an archaeological site in central Turkey, was inhabited…

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