Icons Revolution in Neolithic Age in Northeast Syria

Abstract

The Northeast Syria region played an important role in the Neolithic Revolution ( Ca.10,000-7000 BC), whose a great knowledge revolution create, which led to major developments in the economic, social and intellectual aspects. New forms of symbolic and technical concept appeared, as well as emergence of organized rituals in the huge public structures, that may have been built within a common architectural project in collection settlements. Large circular buildings were built, as in Jerf el-Ahmar and in Tell Abr 3, and they were multi-functional (storage, meetings, rituals). There was a common culture between the Northeast region of Syria and the region of southeastern Turkey in this period, both of them contributed to reconstructing the bases of the Neolithic revolution, with its architecture, which is associated to symbolic ideas that reflect images of communal life in Neolithic settlements.