Ancient World Now:Neolithic Greece, Anatolia, & the Levant

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Check out this site in our area of interest—the Franchthi Cave in the Peloponnese, which was continuously occupied from about 20,000 BCE (Paleolithic) to about 3,000 BCE (late Neolithic). Who wouldn’t live in a cave if you had the chance??? Apparently some people! In contrast to Franchthi’s loner types, some Anatolian folk decided to shack up en masse and created the settlement at Catal Hoyuk in modern day Turkey. The official website is not as user-friendly as it should be, but you can check out the cool videos of the archaeologists on the ground showing how it is all done.

Thank the gods I’ve gotten us through the Stone Age! Next week we turn our attention to The Bronze Age!

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