During the Neolithic Age, a number of transformation that occur among human societies result in the establishment of permanent settlements and the adaptation of practices such as agriculture and animal husbandry. These changes will radically alter the features of these societies on economic and cultural level.
Çatal Hüyük is a modern excavation on the ruins of a Neolithic settlement of Anatolia. Founded during this stage of transformation, it is one of the most impressive examples of a sedentary Neolithic society. The abundance of well-preserved artifacts, brought to the light by the archaeological research, allows an in-depth study of the daily life and the idiosyncrasy of the people in its wake.
The elements highlighted by the research are the particular architecture and planning of the settlement, the unprecedented artistic expression in terms of means and quantity, the methods of distributing the production process, as well as the habits that constitute part of the rituals concerning life, death and co-existence in the meantime.
In their turn, these elements enrich the discussion about the nature of the transformations of the Neolithic Age, turning the focal point from the economic parameters to daily practices and to what can incite them.