The village in BCE is loosely based on Catal Huyuk, a neolithic archaeological site that would have been founded at approximately the time this story takes place, or maybe a few thousand years later. “History” in the neolithic is a constantly moving target and not all of the conditions described in my comic may have been simultaneous.

Anyways, the people of Catal Huyuk buried their dead under their floors. That’s the joke in panel one. They never did get around to inventing sticky notes.