Minoana - The Akkadians unified Mesopotamia, but people...

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No real large community public buildings in Jericho. Houses comprised households, households contained approx 5-10 peoples. Dead were buried in houses. Evidence of craft specialization and long range trade at this time. No writing at that time. No  large houses that would indicate a chief.  Jericho most likely had a hierarchal family structure with chiefs, or a heterarchy of groups of  equal or contested rank. The long distance trade and walls indicate a managerial body of some  sort.  Catal Huyuk Catal Huyuk was first excavated in the 1960’s.  Situated on a plain in Anatolia Catal Huyuk has 18 layers in the Neolithic. This wasn’t due to destruction, the city was  constantly being improved and re-built over time. The walls mostly line up with the layers below  them. The walls were several meters thick in places. Walls were made of loaded mud bricks and  were load-bearing to support the roofs. The roofs were made of heavy beams, plaster and mud  and were strong to support human weight. Catal Huyuk had no streets, houses tightly spaced. Semi-communal storage areas that may 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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