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Hacilar

    '''Hacilar''' is a Neolithic settlement in southwestern Turkey 25 km southwest of present day day It has been dated back 5700 - 5600 BC and ranks as one of the oldest human settlements found thus far

    Architecture

    Housing in Hacilar consisted of grouped single story housing units surrounding an inner courtyard Each dwelling was built on a foundation of stone to protect against water damage Walls were made of mud-brick that were mortared with lime and painted red Wooden poles were located within each unit to support a flat roof Although traces of stone stairways have been found in some areas it is uncertain whether this means that some dwellings had a separate second story or that the occupants spent much of their time on their roofs