Mira's Neolithic Tour of Building 3
In this 9-minute movie Mirjana Stevanovic takes us on animagined tour of the interior of her home, Building 3, starting at the southern end, climbing down the imagined ladder into the "kitchen area". Here she talks about the oven and how it has shifted location through time, but always in the south or west of the building. She moves across the central floor that act as a transition from the mundane to the more restricted and ritualized area of the north and east. Here platforms rise above the central floor, and make you think twice about treading on their sacred floors, under which are buried the ancestors of the household. Although there is no roof on this building, and the walls are barely a meter above ground, Mira's tour helps your imagination generate a vision of what it was like to live inside a Neolithic house at Çatalhöyük 9000 years ago.