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The ancient village dug up in the Balkans

March 24 2007
18:00

In the north, near the town of Ptolemais, Greek archaeologists discovered the ruins of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in the Balkans.

From the ground the archaeologists freed the remains of the village, which include more than three dozen homes. These houses were built of stone, both underground and on its surface.

On the outskirts of villages in a dozen graves found more than two thousand items, including stone tools, weights for spinning wheels, needles, press a few anthropomorphic figurines and clay figurines depicting a buffalo and a frog. Found a significant number of primitive pottery.

Archeological finds date back about the seventh millennium BC. At this time in Southern Europe appear first settlements of people who were engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. It was reported RIA Novosti

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