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Çatal Hüyük

This is an artist's recreation of the village of Çatal Hüyük in what is today Turkey. The village had a population of between 5,000 and 6,000 people and was built around 6800 B.C. Notice that the houses are built so close together that one had enter each house through a hole in the roof.

From: Arther Ferrill, The Origins of War from the Stone Age to Alexander the Great (London: Thames & Hudson, 1985) pp. 30-31.

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Text copyright 1998 by David W. Koeller. dkoeller@northpark.edu. All rights reserved.