Moving Inland
Göbekli Tepe
     From Nomad to Settler
Natufians
Tell es-Sultan
Çatal Hoyuk
Ain Ghazal
     Drawing a Parallel

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  Settlement

From Nomad to Settler: The Natufians

Stories from the Stone Age posted by AllHistories - 15 segments of YouTube videos.
This one tells about the earliest transition from Nomad to Settler, enacted to make it more visually compelling. The discovery of grain is demonstrated and explained in Episodes 1 and 2.



We have shown the first one here, you can find the rest on YouTube. The second episode begins here. While not all parts of the videos agree with other archaeological sources, we thought the part about harvesting and using grain was well presented.

Ain Sakhri lovers

This Natufian carving is currently at the British Museum.
The description says: "Stone figurine. The natural shape of a calcite cobble has been used to represent the outline of two figures in coitus. Their heads, arms and legs appear as raised areas around which the surface has been picked away. The figures have no faces. The arms of one hug the shoulders of the other and its knees are bent up underneath those of the slightly smaller figure." View source.


Plastered Skulls

Ancient funerary facial reconstruction
by Strangemains, December 2013. "The people of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (7000-6000 BCE) culture in the Southern Levant had a mortuary practice of removing the skulls of deceased family members and remodeling them with plaster." Read the rest of the article.