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The 34-acre site, at one time inhabited by as many as 8,000 people, is among the world’s largest and best-preserved early settlements.

“We believe people in Çatalhöyük were quite equal, but it might not have been the nicest society to live in,” he says.

In most of the layers of successive settlement, each household seems to have had a similar amount of goods and wealth, and a very similar lifestyle.

It’s primarily in the most recent uppermost layers, after about 6500 B. Hodder speculates that this uniformity, as well as a strong shared system of beliefs and rituals, kept people together in the absence of leaders.

When Hodder, a former student of Mellaart’s, took over the dig in 1993, his team unearthed nearly 20,000 objects that first year through surface collection alone.