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Early Architecture

Early Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will consider several examples of Neolithic architecture.

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Catal Huyuk reconstruction, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catal_H%C3%BCy%C3%BCk_Restauration_B.JPG, Catal Huyuk sanctuary, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Catal_H%C3%BCy%C3%BCk_sanctuary.JPG, statuettes of mother goddesses, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Museum_of_Anatolian_Civilizations006_kopie.jpg, Mother Goddess sculpture, Catal Huyuk, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ankara_Muzeum_B19-36.jpg, post and lintel at Ggantija, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malta_07_Ggantija.jpg,  plan of Ggantija, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:English_map_of_Ggantija_temples.tif,  Tarxien altar, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malta_Hal_Tarxien_BW_2011-10-04_12-42-32.JPG , Tarxien idol, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malta_Hal_Tarxien_BW_2011-10-04_12-42-08.JPG, Stonehenge, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge_from_north,_August_2010,_cropped.jpg, Stonehenge computer rendering, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge_render.jpg


Terms to Know
  • Agrarian

    Farming or relating to land.

  • Corbelling

    A system of step support elements.

  • Masonry


  • Megalith

    A very large stone.

  • Neolithic

    The Stone Age 7000-3000 BC.

  • Post and Lintel Construction

    A simple construction consisting of two vertical beams, or posts, and one horizontal beam, or lintel.