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”

Eshta’ol, Israel; urban planning at the beginning of the 8th 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 8th millennium BCE”

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