Friday, March 20, 2015

Neolithic Life

Çatal Höyük

Today on Far Future Horizons we present a documentary concerning the Neolithic Revolution titled “Neolithic Life”.

The Neolithic Revolution was the first agricultural revolution. It was the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture and settlement. Archaeological data indicates that various forms of plant and animal domestication evolved independently in 6 separate locations worldwide circa 10,000–7000 years BP (8,000–5,000 BC). The earliest known evidence exists in the tropical and subtropical areas of south-western/southern Asia, northern/central Africa and Central America.

Çatal Höyük Excavations

Neolithic life is an exploration of this revolutionary period of prehistory that began when humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering existence they had known for millennia to take up a completely new way of life.

This decisive move to farming and herding was the central feature of the permanent settlements that were to follow thus setting the stage for the arrival of the world’s first civilizations.

Author's note: Today's documentary centers around life in the archaeological site of Çatal Hüyük.  Çatalhöyük  also Çatal Höyük and Çatal Hüyük,  is Turkish for "fork", höyük for "mound") was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date.

Neolithic Life 

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