Stone Age skeletons found in Syria

Published on November 23rd, 2010 | by Admin


Skeletons dating back to the Stone Age have been discovered at Tal El-Karkh, in northwest Syria.

A necklace of beads made of miscellaneous jewels, awls made of bones and multi-usage stone tools dating back to the late Stone Age were also discovered, said Syrian State-run news agency.

”The finds reflect the lifestyle prevalent at that period, the existence of pre-earthenware societies and the site’s richness in cultural factors,” Anas Haj Zeidan, Director of Excavation and Archaeological Studies at Idleb Archaeology Department told SANA.

He added that the finds are indicators of the consecutive civilizations spanning long periods until the Byzantine era, which witnessed remarkable boom given that al-Rouj basin at which the site is located comes in the middle of trade routes.

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