Posts Tagged ‘Bronze age’

  • Massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir

    on Jan 1, 15 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir

    With 2014 soon coming to an end, potentially the year’s biggest archeological discovery of an underground city has come from Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, which is known world-wide for its Fairy Chimneys rock formation. The city was discovered by means of Turkey’s Housing Development Administration’s (TOKİ) urban transformation project. Some 1,500 buildings were destructed located in and around the Nevşehir fortress, and the underground city was discovered when the earthmoving to construct new buildings had started. TOKİ Head Mehmet Ergün Turan said the area where the discovery was made was announced as an

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  • Burial ground from late Bronze Age Found in Platamonas

    on Dec 28, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Burial ground from late Bronze Age Found in Platamonas

    Excavations in Platamonas, Pieria, northern Greece, have unearthed an ancient settlement and burial ground that belongs in the late Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C. The discovery was made in parallel to the construction of the new national highway and was officially announced by archaeologist Sofia Koulidou, head of Pieria’s Ephorate of Antiquities. Archaeologists found 19 graves, some of them containing several objects such as Mycenaean style clay pots, bronze hoops, bone beads, bronze knives, clay flywheels, engraved stones and others. Some of the graves were very small and probably belong to children. The remains of

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  • Bronze Age wreckage oldest in Turkey

    on Sep 23, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Bronze Age wreckage oldest in Turkey

    Within the scope of the Underwater Heritage Studies of Dokuz Eylül University (DEU), a Bronze Age wreckage dating back to 4,000 years ago has been discovered in Hisarönü Gulf in the western province of Muğla’s Marmaris district. It is reported that the wreckage has taken the title from Kaş’s Uluburun ship wreckage, which was known as Turkey’s oldest wreckage site. The remains, located 50 meters away from the coast 25-30 meters deep, include very rare amphora forms, as well as kettle-shaped pots and ceramic cups in various forms. Bodrum Mayor Mehmet Kocadon said in a

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  • Centuries-old baby rattle among Kültepe findings

    on Aug 20, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Centuries-old baby rattle among Kültepe findings

    A baby rattle has been found in the Kültepe Kaniş-Karum trade colony, where excavations have been continuing since 1948 in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri. A team from Ankara University Archaeology Department, headed by Professor Fikri Kulakoğlu, has been working in the area and unearthed the rattle, which dates back to 4,000 B.C. Kulakoğlu said works had been continuing there for 69 years. He said, “Archaeological excavations have been carried out in Kültepe since 1948. Here it is possible to find what we [commonly] find in houses today. [We have found] Pots and pans,

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  • Incredible discovery of boat wreck in Croatia dated to 3,200 years

    on Mar 27, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Croatia, News • with Comments Off on Incredible discovery of boat wreck in Croatia dated to 3,200 years

    Marine archaeologist and researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France, Giulia Boetto, has announced the incredible discovery of a boat wreck in Zambratija Cove, Croatia, which has just been dated to 1,200 BC. The unique and rare finding is a Bronze Age sewn boat, a type of wooden boat which is literally sewn together using ropes, roots, or willow branches. The boat wreck was first seen by fishermen in 2008, just 600 metres from the beach and only two metres below the surface, however, they believed it to be a

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  • DISSERTATIONS – Defining the regional characteristics of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery in Attica

    on Mar 16, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Greece, Neolithic, News, Pottery • with Comments Off on DISSERTATIONS – Defining the regional characteristics of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery in Attica

    Defining the regional characteristics of Final Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery in Attica Margarita Nazou Year of VIVA: 2013 Description: 1 volume, 448 pages, colour & b/w figures, drawings, maps, 29.7×21 cm University: University College London (UCL) Country: United Kingdom Supervisor: Todd Whitelaw Other supervisors: Cyprian Broodbank, Andrew Bevan Examiners: Bill Sillar, Yiannis Papadatos Not yet published Aegean Library: Dig. Nazou phd 2013   Abstract Situated between mainland and island-defined archaeological entities, Attica has traditionally been treated as a transitional borderland between what is perceived as ‘Helladic’ versus ‘Cycladic’ culture. Most discussions of social

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