"It is only too clear that the destruction of the Hacılar fortress dealt a death blow to this once flourishing settlement. After the fire and massacre, some of the survivors continued to live on the mound, perhaps for a further century, whereas others may have moved to the site north of the village where Hacılar I pottery has also been found. However that may be, the old mound was deserted, probably c. 5000 BC, never again to be re-occupied. As the last survivors of a once vigorous culture left their miserable hovels for the unknown, a dark age descended upon south-western Anatolia."
James Mellaart, Excavations at Hacılar