Why did people of Çatalhöyük build their dwellings so close together?
Answer and Explanation: The houses of Catalhoyuk were located wall to wall and entered through the roofs. Living in close proximity yielded the people there the advantages of cooperative action.
In what ways did the environment hurt the people of Çatalhöyük?
Scientists studying the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey, found that its inhabitants – 3,500 to 8,000 people at its peak – experienced overcrowding, infectious diseases, violence and environmental problems.
What was unusual about the burying rituals of the people of Çatalhöyük?
In Çatalhöyük, the dead were buried under houses
Bodies were flexed into woven baskets, and wrapped reed mats. Somehow the same logic stands behind the ancient tradition of co-burial. In ancient China and Egypt relatives, wives or slaves were killed and buried with the dead person.
Why is Çatalhöyük an important prehistoric site?
Çatalhöyük provides important evidence of the transition from settled villages to urban agglomeration, which was maintained in the same location for over 2,000 years. It features a unique streetless settlement of houses clustered back to back with roof access into the buildings.
How did Çatalhöyük bury the dead?
At Çatalhöyük, human burials were placed underneath sleeping platforms inside houses. This photo shows one of at least 12 burials placed in four pits excavated into one of the platforms. Burial pits in platforms were used again and again.
Why did people live in Çatalhöyük?
A River’s Alluvial Fan Made Çatalhöyük. a Good Place to Live
You would have had water for drinking, for washing. Animals would have been drawn to the river-ideal for hunting. People could have traveled south to the mountains in boats to gather timber for houses, and other resources.
How did people move around housing settlements in Çatalhöyük?
Çatalhöyük had no streets or foot paths; the houses were built right up against each other and the people who lived in them traveled over the town’s rooftops and entered their homes through holes in the roofs, climbing down a ladder.
How were the houses arranged at Çatalhöyük?
Houses were roughly rectangular and closely built together with no streets in-between. Instead, people moved around on roofs and accessed their homes down a wooden ladder via an opening in the ceiling.
Why did Catal huyuk have no doors?
They did not have doors and houses were entered through hatches in roofs. Presumably having entrances in the roofs was safer than having them in the walls. (Catal Huyuk was unusual among early towns as it was not surrounded by walls). Since houses were built touching each other the roofs must have acted as streets!
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