Michael Balter Recent studies around a 9500-year-old settlement suggest it was built in the middle of marshland. How then did its inhabitants grow their food? ÇATALHÖYÜK, TURKEY–Sometimes the sun burns so brightly
In this case we are in the Middle East. This map shows Turkey in the color blue, and you can see where it is in relation to the rest of the world.
As we begin the process of understanding what life might have been like so long ago, it is important to walk into the life as it might have been at 6,000 B.C.
The Great Mother This sculpture is called The Great Mother. There are a number of statues that look like this. Many were found during the excavation. Some had no heads which suggests
Earlier on we saw the first dig and how things looked with just a few people working the dig. Much has changed now as more people are interested in this small village
Catal Hoyuk looks like a beautiful place to me. Note that the tall mountain looks a lot like their drawing on the map. Do you agree? This view gives one an idea
Why Settle Down? The Mystery of Communities Michael Balter Archaeologists had long believed that farming prompted our nomadic ancestors into the first settlements. But how could the rudimentary agriculture of 9000 years
David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor Monday, April 18, 2005 In the long, long history of humanity’s shift from tiny clans of hunter-gatherers to settled societies of crowded city dwellers, no step was
Introduction to Catal Hoyuk’s Religion The issue of religion and spiritual thinking in evident in the finds at Catal Hoyuk. You will see something that might have been a chapel. What we