A millennium without governing

From 7000 to 4000 B.C. there existed an egalitarian society in Anatolia and the Balkan region with gender equality and where wars were unknown. Its high living standard for everyone was only achieved again millenniums later.

In the settlement of Çatalhöyük, up to ten thousand people lived together for more than one thousand years. From the archaeological findings, not only the egalitarian structure of society can be deduced but also insights can be gained into the cultural achievements of a free society.

"From Çayönü