Skip to comments.8,400-Year-Old Settlement Unearthed In ›zmirís Ulucak Tumulus
Posted on 09/26/2006 3:55:49 PM PDT by blam
8,400-year old settlement unearthed in Ýzmirs 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.
Don't say that too fast.
??? Oh, Smyrna! You had me going there for a minute.
Did they learn who the lawyers were that negotioted the settlement?
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.
Izmir Izmir Izmir!
These people were so poor,
they could only buy one vowel.
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day...
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