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A section of the Gre Filla Neolithic site in Turkey. The site’s temple mound is scheduled to be relocated before the area is flooded.        Source: Arkeofili

Gre Filla Neolithic Site in Turkey to be Relocated to Avoid Floodwaters

Archaeologists in Turkey have spent the past four years excavating at a Neolithic mound in southeastern Turkey that will be flooded once the construction of a huge dam is completed. The waters of the...
Prehistoric bookkeeping tokens

Prehistoric bookkeeping continued long after invention of writing

An ancient token-based recording system from before the dawn of history was rendered obsolete by the birth of writing, according to popular wisdom. But now, latest excavations show that, in fact,...