The old human remains yet found in Turkey

Published on March 30th, 2011 | by Admin

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Two skeletons dating back 8,500 years, making them the oldest ever found in what is now Turkey, have been discovered during archaeological excavations in Istanbul’s Yenikap? area.

“Such remains have not been discovered during the excavation before; these are the oldest graves in Anatolia,” said Dr. Yasemin Y?lmaz, an expert on anthropology and prehistory, who expressed excitement about the find.

According to Y?lmaz, the use of wooden blocks – preserved to this day – to cover the coffins makes them distinctive from other finds.

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Story: Radikal | Photo: Radikal

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