viernes, 3 de octubre de 2014

Çatalhöyük excavations reveal gender equality in ancient settled life


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 Through analysis of wall paintings, sculptures, and burials, excavators at Çatalhöyük aim to understand more about the ancient site’s social structure and daily life 

 Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement included in the 2012 UNESCO World Heritage list, has attracted thousands of academics from 22 countries to its archaeological works, set to be finished in 2018. The latest headline discoveries at the site indicate that Çatalhöyük was a place of relative gender equality, according to Stanford University Professor Ian Hodder, who is directing the excavations.

“Thanks to modern scientific techniques, we have seen that women and men were eating very similar foods, lived similar lives and worked in similar works. The same social stature was given to both men and women. We have learned that men and women were equally approached,” Hodder said.

“People lived with the principle of equality in Çatalhöyük, especially considering the hierarchy that appeared in other settlements in the Middle East. This makes Çatalhöyük different. There was no leader, government or administrative building; men and women were equal,” he added. [...] hurriyetdailynews.com 


Actualización: Las excavaciones en Çatalhöyük revelan que sus gentes vivían bajo el principio de la igualdad de género
"Gracias a las modernas técnicas científicas, hemos observado que las mujeres y los hombres comían alimentos muy similares, vivían vidas similares y realizaban trabajos parecidos. La misma posición social fue dada a hombres y mujeres. Hemos descubierto que ambos estaban próximos en igualdad", dijo Hodder.

"La gente vivía bajo el principio de igualdad en Çatalhöyük, especialmente teniendo en cuenta las jerarquías que han aparecido en otros asentamientos de Oriente Medio. Esto hace que Çatalhöyük sea diferente. No había ningún líder, ni gobierno o edificio administrativo; hombres y mujeres eran iguales",...