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Excavation’s Details and Cartographic Chracteristics on ‘Çatalhöyük Map’ as the World’s First Map

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2011, 11(2), pp.1-14
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

Nam Young-Woo 1

1고려대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study shows that the first map of human history is Çatalhöyük map from Antolia, Turkey. Therefore, this study intends to swipe off controversy about the first map and identifies the geographical value and characteristics of the map. Found in the excavation procedure of prehistoric settlement, Çatalhöyük map turned out to be the first settlement planning map using bird’s-eye view. In the map, Mount Hasan(Hasan Dağı), located near the settlement, was described as leopard pattern. Seeing that a leopard was fearful threat for nomadic Çatalhöyük residents who raised livestocks, Mount Hasan was recognized as threats like leopard for its potential volcanic explosion.Çatalhöyük map is considered to reflects the residents of Çatalhöyük’s mind.

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