The final part concerns the core Neolithic region, commecing circa 11,000 years ago in the region of Northern Syria/Southern Anatolia. This region of
cultural transformation i have looked at long and hard as it is the most perplexing and intriguing, and in my opinion cannot begin to be understood
without understanding of all the aspects of the bee cults i have previously outlined.
Begining at Djade al Mugarh in Northern Syria, one finds patterns of remarkable complexity and ambition, for the period, circa 11,000 years ago, these
on the oldest adobe brick wall known in the world
Worlds oldest mural
Thus the geometric same motif that was seen in the form of a geoglyph in the Atacama desert, Northern Chile, can also be located in the core region of
the Neolithic, and i would suggest the same essential meaning and derivation in each case, that of the conjunction of the underworld (black), Earth
(red), the Heavens (white)
Much of the following evidence is from Catal Hoyuk, the most extensive, best preserved and most studied site regarding the origins of Neolithic
urbanization. Interest in bee hive pattern/iconography to some extent is non-contentious, as it is readily apparent
The second pattern seen above is interesting in that it has long been thought of as a map of the town, with volcanoe in background, but recently opion
is being revised such that it is just another geometric pattern, with leopard skin seen in conjunction. The example below it is Australian aborigine
hive iconography, so tellingly it seems likely that hive iconography has been mistaken for the first example of urban planning...!!!
The formalization of hive iconography into geometric pattern is seen throughout Catal Hoyuk, in it's more precise and abstract form reminiscent or
derivative of Djade al Mugarh, noteworthy is also the translation of these patterns onto the body of the honey Mother Goddess type figurines of the
The above top row motif is also of interest in the development of the Neolithic Goddess types toward the abstract, the probable basis of this
representation is that of actual bees nest upon a totemic tree, one thing leads to another and very curious Goddess abstractions are the result.
The aspect that has intrigued me the most is how far was the centralized bee mother cult taken or applied in these socities, and by default how much
did the individual members consider themselves as part of some collective hive.
The evidence from Catal Hoyuk is rather alarming in that it shows women of apparantly differant race/ethnicity cojoined by Goddess type figures, in
some sort of therefore breeding programme over extensive regions. The goats or sheep seen in conjunction with these images are probably as a
methaphor for the nature of such inter-breeding, one that was used for exampke later in Genesis chapter 30, were the ethic intermarriage of formative
Israel is in conjuction with a story of cattle/goat breeding.
The structural abstraction of this iconography can be traced directly to the pattern making seen earleir at Djade
Seen below adults carry infants from a chamber of the Goddess. This is wild iconography, and there is comparison with the later South American
tradition of the three levels of existence being governed by the Heavens condor/vulture, Earth Puma/Leopard, Underworld Serpent, it is apparantly
these same cultic aspects that predominate here.
The earliest Neolithic sites seem to have developed around a subterranean central .communal structure', the Djade building of the murals being such an
example, around these the dwellings are smaller and cellular, a curious development in that they are unsuited for any family/community type
accomodation and it is hard to see how such living spaces could have been desirable...but there is the origins of our urbanization.
For me then this has raised many questions with no easy answers, the similarity of the early patterns with that of modern DNA diagram schematics has
furthur puzzled, the illustrative evidence lending itself to such comparisons...
edit on 18-4-2012 by Kantzveldt because: typo