Here is an aerial view of a place called Amghirar, in the hills of Southern Morocco, from Google Earth. I just sort of found it by accident:
Looking at this really makes me feel like I am an isolated, very unusual (and not particularly interesting) sort of person, living in the Hollywood Hills, without a clue of the forces swirling around us every day. I feel a sort of hopelessness at the idea that I can really understand anything.
Well, this is probably the most useless post I have ever made. Sorry if it caused you to think I'm a little deranged. Nice picture though, huh?
A little more: I mentioned Catal Huyuk in the comments. Catal Huyuk, in Turkey, dates from about 7,000 BC, and is the earliest settlement of any size of which we can be fairly certain about its nature. I thought that people might like to see a reconstruction of Catal Huyuk: