Excavations to find agricultural remnants
KIRKLARELİ - Anadolu Agency
Agricultural remnants from 6,000 years ago are expected to be unearthed this year during archaeological excavations that have lasted for 22 years in the Thracian province of Kırklareli’s Aşağıpınar area.
The head of the excavations, Istanbul University Professor Mehmet Özdoğan, said excavation work would start in July of this year. He said they had been working on the earliest agricultural traces in Thrace for four years, finally reaching important data. “We are excited to unearth agricultural remnants from 6,000 years ago. Last year, we found significant data on prehistoric people in terms of agriculture. We found that these people used dairy products 6,000 years ago. They were boiling milk.”
He said excavations would end in about three years and that they expected to reach the lowest layer of Aşağıpınar during the process. He also said that after the excavations were done, the region would become an open-air museum.