People mainly settled in villages where they build permanent homes. They located villages near fields so people could plant, grow, and harvest their crops and well as around rivers for water. Neolithic farming villages developed hroughout Europe, India, Egypt, China, and Mexico. One of the oldest communities was called Jericho in southwest Asia known as present day Israel and Jordan called the West Bank. Another well known Neolithic community was Catalhuyuk in present-day Turkey. The people lived in simple mud-brick houses that were built close together where people entered their homes using ladders to enter through the rooftop. Special places called shrines, served as holy places and were decorated with images of gods and goddesses. Farmers grew fruits, nuts, and grains, and raised sheep, goats, and cattle to provide them with milk and meat. They ate fish and bird eggs as well.