Çatalhöyük is in southern Anatolia, and existed from 7100 BC to 5700 BC. It flourished around 7000 BC. Much is located overlooking the Konya Plain, southeast of the present-day city of Konya (ancient Iconium). Approximately 140 km (87 mi) from the twin-coned volcano of Mount Hasan.
There is also a smaller settlement mound to the west and a Byzantine settlement a few hundred meters to the east.
The prehistoric settlements were abandoned before the Bronze Age.
A channel of the Çarşamba River once flowed between the settlements.
They were built on alluvial clay which made it a favorable for early agriculture.
Neolithic Home 1
Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic architecture site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Anatolia.
The tell or artificial mounds had heights of 15 m (50 ft) and were about 300 m (1,000 ft) in diameter. They included two phases of use, believed to be of social and ritual nature. There oldest layers date to around 9000 BCE, and younger, verified radiocarbon dating to between 8300 and 7400 BCE.