It was actually this post on an old old human settlement which we are only barely beginning to fathom that got me thinking again about Riane Eisler, her lifelong passion to revision “human nature” from innately aggressive to inherently peaceful. See last post.
I can remember standing on the enormous long hill at ÇATALHÖYÜK in Anatolia, Turkey, hearing about how these people, whose culture flourished for 2000 years, buried their dead underneath their beds, and how they built new huts on top of their old huts every 100 years (thus the height of the hill), and how, like them, I was literally standing on the bones of my ancestors. Needless to say, this realization made an enormous impression, grounded me into this beautiful Earth like never before. Grateful.
Note, in the photo below, and others in this post, the extraordinarily subtle delicacy of the carvings.