Women were fashion conscious 10,500 years ago
|Researchers have discovered seals with geometric motifs as well as beads|
used by women to adorn their bodies [Credit: DHA]
Boncuklu Höyük is located in Hayıroğlu in the district of Karatay and was home to the ancestors of people who lived in the 9,000-year-old settlement of Çatalhöyük. Excavations at the site began in 2006, Baird said, adding that this year’s dig started on July 15 with a team of 36 people.
In light of their findings inside the excavated houses, Baird said it was possible to consider Boncuklu Höyük as the precursor to the civilization at Çatalhöyük.
“Our excavations will focus on the interior of the architectural constructions. We are planning to find tombs by descending into the bottom layers,” said Baird, noting that this year, they would carry out excavations in four different sites in the region.
Speaking about the house they excavated and the items they found inside it, Baird said: “We discovered small holes inside the house. These belong to weaving looms, which shows that people living in those times were involved in textile manufacturing. We also revealed that these people mounted the heads of animals on walls to showcase their power.”
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [August 15, 2013]