Sites & cities that bear the name of Boncuklu Tarla

Boncuklu Tarla

Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 10,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7,500 B.C.E

Description : Boncuklu Tarla is an archaeological site in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is the remains of a settlement occupied from the Late Epipalaeolithic to Pre-Pottery Neolithic B periods. It was discovered in 2008 during an archaeological survey in advance of the construction of the Ilısu Dam and has been excavated by a team from Mardin Museum since 2012. The discovery of a large communal building with stone pillars was reported at Boncuklu Tarla in 2019, prompting comparisons to Göbekli Tepe. The excavators also claimed to have found a sewer system, which if confirmed would be the oldest known in the world.

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