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Old Oct 15, 2011, 07:05 AM   #21
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This might help:

Chauvet Cave, the site of the earliest known cave paintings, was a good example of an early human cave dwelling. It was naturally occurring cave in a limestone bluff. What's significant is that the site is very defensible, with a good view of the space below, and a steep rock cliff above it to prevent attack from above or behind.

Archaeologists say that the prehistoric humans preferred a type of cave called a 'Rock Shelter', which was a hollowed out cave beneath an overhang. The overhang also protected the tribe from attack from above. A good example of this is the cave seen in the early scenes of the movie Quest for Fire.

The next step was multi-cave settlements, like the giant Gorham's Caves at the base of the Rock of Gibralter.
This was the last known settlement site of the Neanderthals.

A later, advanced version of this would be cliff dwellings, like those at Mesa Verde in Colorado:

Finally, the ultimate version has to be the Cave City, like those in

Cappadocia,Attachment 304318 and Petra Attachment 304319.

An example of a "cave city" that has lasted into the present is Attachment 304320 Matera, Italy, which has been continuously occupied for at least 9,000 years. There are other examples, including Cappadocia.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 12:11 AM   #22
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I'm working on a Bronze Age scenario and could definitely use city sets for Minoa, Hittites, Babylonians, Egyptians, and Nubians.
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 06:43 AM   #23
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Well there could be an "age of mythology" series of sets, but apart from Minoan/Mycenaean and Babylonian i don't think i have any image of what the rest should look like.
Λέων μὲν ὄνυξι κρατεῖ, κέρασι δὲ βοῦς, ἀνθρώπος δὲ νῷ
"While the lion prevails with its claws, and the ox through its horns, man does by his thinking"
Anaxagoras of Klazomenae, 5th century BC

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 07:27 AM   #24
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try this link with some city modelling










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