Çatalhöyük; what we have recently learned about one of the key early (7100–5950 calBC) farming sites in the Old World

In this post we present extracts from some very interesting recently published papers on Çatalhöyük, Turkey, one of the key early farming sites in the Old World. Continue reading “Çatalhöyük; what we have recently learned about one of the key early (7100–5950 calBC) farming sites in the Old World”

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Mesolithic findings from the Aegean suggest a ‘polycentric neolithization’ in the Eastern Mediterranean – Settlement at Maroulas site on Kythnos island; the earliest identified so far in the Aegean area, contemporaneous to the PPNA of the Near East

This post is an almost complete reproduction of the enlighting scientific contribution of archaeologist A. Sampson (2014) titled “The Mesolithic in the Aegean“, in Manen C., Perrin T. & Guillaine J.et al. (eds), “The Neolithic transition in the Mediterranean“, Errance, 193 -212). Continue reading “Mesolithic findings from the Aegean suggest a ‘polycentric neolithization’ in the Eastern Mediterranean – Settlement at Maroulas site on Kythnos island; the earliest identified so far in the Aegean area, contemporaneous to the PPNA of the Near East”

Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE

Archaeological finds were located at the site of Eshta’ol during routine archaeological digs conducted ahead of a planned expansion of Route 38, the main access road to Beit Shemesh, Israel. One of the buildings is the oldest ever found in the area, and constitutes remarkable “evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings,” researchers said. Continue reading “Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE”

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