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8,400-Year-Old Settlement Unearthed In ›zmirís Ulucak Tumulus
Turkish Daily News ^ | 9-25-2006

Posted on 09/26/2006 3:55:49 PM PDT by blam

8,400-year old settlement unearthed in Ýzmir’s Ulucak Tumulus

Monday, September 25, 2006

ÝZMÝR - Turkish Daily News

A team of archaeologists working at the Ulucak tumulus, located in Ýzmir's Kemalpaþa district, have unearthed a Neolithic settlement area dating back some 8,400 years, an archaeologist announced last week.

Archaeologist Fulya Dedeoðlu of Ege University told the Doðan News Agency that excavations had been under way in the area since 1995.

She said they believed their latest discovery could be the oldest settlement dating from the Neolithic period unearthed to date and added that further excavations on the lower levels could reveal even older remains.

Workshops, storage facilities and furnaces are among the most significant structures unearthed in the tumulus, estimated to date back to 6,400 B.C., said Dedeoðlu, adding that mother goddess figures and pieces of ceramics were also discovered.

Dedeoðlu said they were lucky that they did not encounter water while excavating the area. “In most of the excavation areas in the Aegean region, underground water covers the area and hinders excavations. We were lucky that it didn't happen here,” she explained.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 8400; godsgravesglyphs; old; settlement; tumulus; ulucak; unearthed; year; zmirs
"Ýzmir’s Ulucak Tumulus "

Don't say that too fast.

1 posted on 09/26/2006 3:55:51 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 09/26/2006 3:56:29 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Ýzmir

??? Oh, Smyrna! You had me going there for a minute.

3 posted on 09/26/2006 4:01:30 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: blam

Did they learn who the lawyers were that negotioted the settlement?


4 posted on 09/26/2006 4:05:09 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: facedown
"??? Oh, Smyrna! You had me going there for a minute."

That's funny, the 'Y' in Ýzmir was an 'I' with a dot over it until I hit post. It turned into a 'Y' with a dot over it, lol.

5 posted on 09/26/2006 4:07:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Izmir Izmir Izmir!


6 posted on 09/26/2006 4:08:41 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: blam
"Fulya Dedeoðlu" looks like a bad scrabble hand.
7 posted on 09/26/2006 4:09:14 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: facedown
"Ýzmir"

These people were so poor,
they could only buy one vowel.

8 posted on 09/26/2006 4:15:19 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nathan Zachary
"Fulya Dedeoðlu"

Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day...

9 posted on 09/26/2006 4:17:23 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Thanks Blam.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
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10 posted on 09/26/2006 10:32:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nathan Zachary

LOL


11 posted on 09/27/2006 2:26:28 AM PDT by wafflehouse
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To: blam

Then you mad a T out of the I.


12 posted on 09/27/2006 4:02:47 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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