Neolithic Europe. Ca. 8,000-4,000 B.P. Neolithic. Neolithic Revolution: Domestication of Plants and Animals in the Old World. Defined by the presence of sedentary villages and domesticated plants and animals.
Ca. 8,000-4,000 B.P.
Example of Wood construction
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Early Houses were circular
Each house shares the same basic design - a large square room with a central fireplace, a bed on either side and a shelved dresser on the wall opposite the doorway.
The later houses followed the same design as their predecessors but on a larger scale. The shape of the houses changed slightly, becoming more rectangular with rounded internal corners, and the beds were no longer built into the wall but protruded into the main living area.
The north-east chamber
The south-western cairn
The ring cairn at Clava under excavation.