>>>> Friends of Archaeology Lecture <<<<
The Decline and Fall of the Neolithic Mega-city at Çatalhöyük
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6 PM to 8 PM
Scottish Rite Center (a Friends of Archaeology Event)
Dr. Arkadiusz Marciniak (University of Poznan, Poland) will talk about the ancient settlement of Çatalhöyük, the largest and best preserved Neolithic settlement so far discovered. The community, in southern Anatolia, Turkey, was lived in from about 7000 BC to 5500 BC and is now a World Heritage Site. One of the world’s oldest towns, archaeological research shows that residents became some of history’s first successful farmers. The village seems to have had no apparent social classes or social distinction based on gender. It looks as though men and women received equivalent nutrition and had equal social status. The village also has beautiful murals and impressive figurines that likely reflect religious beliefs of the period. Dr. Marciniak is part of the international team studying the village since the1990s.
Doors open at 6 PM / Lecture starts at 6:30 PM. $20 cash or check only.