Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


1 May 2010

Syria: Archaeological Sites Mark Location of Farming from 10th Millennium BC

H. Sabbagh/Mazen, Global Arab Network

Excavations began in the various archaeological sites that once housed farming communities, including Tel al-Abar 3 sites on the left bank of the Euphrates River (northern Syria) which dates back to the 10th millennium BC. Assistant Director of the Syrian Department of Archaeology and Museums Thaer Yerte said excavations at the site revealed information about the communities that settled on the banks of the Euphrates, uncovering two different areas that include three communal buildings and dozens of circular houses built from limestone and paved with pebbles from the river.

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