Çatalhöyük: History Wall paintings discovered in the 1960s Since 1993 an international team of archaeologists, led by Professor Ian Hodder, has been carrying out new research at Çatalhöyük. After the first seasons of surface survey, the excavations in the North and South Areas began in 1995 and have continued up to the present day. During the first phase of excavation to 1999 teams based in Cambridge, Berkeley and Thessaloniki joined Turkish colleagues to excavate individual buildings. The primary aim was to study the depositional processes in houses. For example, Buildings 1 and 5 were excavated on the North part of the site, and Building 5 has now been put on display. Finds from the recent excavations Clay figurine © Çatalhöyük Research Project 2005
Handy Man - Tools - Early Humans for Kids Early man did not have sharp claws or strong sharp teeth. He was not larger or stronger than other animals. He could not run like deer or antelope. He had to use the things that animals did not have, reason and invention. The Stone Age is considered to have begun about two million years ago, and ended sometime after the end of the last ice age about ten thousand years ago. During the Stone Age, Homo Habilis appeared. Some scientists believe that Homo Habilis did not know how to start a fire. Campfires were very useful to Homo Habilis since fire keeps most animals away, so a campfire would be watched carefully to keep it going.
myhistro | Just another WordPress.com site Catal Huyuk the worlds oldest city in Anatolia Turkey Gnosis Magazine Spring 1990 The Temple City of Prehistoric Anatolia BY WlLLIAM CARL EICHMAN INTRODUCTION: Academic studies are not gnosis, but can be used to help chart the way through the wilderness of the spiritual process. In modern esoteric practice intellectual study is a necessity; A century ago a lucky person encountered one esoteric school in their lifetime, today, dozens of schools advertise their wares, and no quality standards exist to separate introductory from advanced, gold from dross. ldries Shah, a skilled proponent of Sufi thought, repeatedly warns that most of what is taught and written about esotericism is actually the broken, fossilized remains of once-living schools. We study the bones of the ancient esoteric philosophies; the oral traditions, and especially the practical, experiential traditions, have been lost, or nearly so. This is the reason that esoteric practicioners need to study the ancient cultures. The City at the Center of the Ancient World
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The Story of Stuff Project Çatal Höyük Çatal Höyük (pronounced "cha-tal hay OOK") is not the oldest site of the Neolithic era or the largest, but it is extremely important to the beginning of art. Located near the modern city of Konya in south central Turkey, it was inhabited 9000 years ago by up to 8000 people who lived together in a large town. Çatal Höyük, across its history, witnesses the transition from exclusively hunting and gathering subsistence to increasing skill in plant and animal domestication. Çatal Höyük had no streets or foot paths; the houses were built right up against each other and the people who lived in them traveled over the town’s rooftops and entered their homes through holes in the roofs, climbing down a ladder. Art is everywhere among the remains of Çatal Höyük, geometric designs as well as representations of animals and people. Many figurines have been found at the site, the most famous of which illustrates a large woman seated on or between two large felines. Text by Dr.
Livius. Articles on Ancient History Middle Ages for Kids Catal-Huyuk Mankind's First Megacity 10000 BC : Ancient Mysteries Chatal-Hayouk Mankind's First Megacity 10000 BC Ancient cities, as we find them today, are not impressive sights. All that remains of Catal Huyuk (Chat-al Hoo-yook), the first city, is a gullied, pitted mound, floating in a rolling plain of wheatfields. Little is left to show that this place was a primary source of Western civilization, a nexus of trade and ideas for two thousand years, the first organized cosmopolitan city-state, and arguably the source of the Great Mother Goddess religion -- the universal faith of Europe, the Near East, and the Far East before the great empires of the Fertile Crescent arose. Sadly, most of the research on this unique neolithic site has been abandoned, and thousands of pages of analysis remain unpublished. Only one acre of the thirty-two acre mound has been systematically excavated, recorded, and reported. Twelve successive layers of building, representing distinct stages of the city and reflecting different eras of its history, have been found.
Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni The Hypogeum of Paola, Malta, (Ipoġew in Maltese) literally meaning "underground" in Greek, is a subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3000-2500 BC) in Maltese prehistory. Thought to have been originally a sanctuary, it became a necropolis in prehistoric times and the remains of more than 7,000 individuals have been found. It is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. The Hypogeum was depicted on a 2 cents 5 mils stamp issued in the Maltese Islands in 1980 to commemorate the acceptance by UNESCO of this unique structure in the World Heritage Site list. It was discovered by accident in 1902 when workers cutting cisterns for a new housing development broke through its roof. First Level The first level is very similar to tombs found in Xemxija in Malta. Second Level Hal Saflieni The Sleeping Lady, Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta The Main Chamber This chamber is roughly circular and carved out from rock. The Oracle Room
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