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Reply #15 - Jan 5th, 2008 at 7:59pm
 
Well, in the Historical Gallery, it is said to be c. 7,000 B.C.

Assuming that is correct...
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Re: Origin of the sling
Reply #16 - Jan 6th, 2008 at 1:13am
 
Ethan wrote on Jan 5th, 2008 at 7:59pm:
Well, in the Historical Gallery, it is said to be c. 7,000 B.C.

Assuming that is correct...

As fate would have it, I just happened to be rereading The Leopard's Tale, Ian Hodder's book about the archeology of Catalhoyuk.  According to his chronology on page 20, the Neolithic Catalhoyuk East Mound (try saying that ten times fast!) was occupied between 7400 and 6000 BCE while occupation of the West Mound started around 6000 BCE, so that sounds about right.

Unfortunately, I can't find a reference in his book to that particular image, darn it.

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