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Human Tooth Jewelry Discovered At Neolithic Site In Turkey

November 18, 2019
by Forbes


Among the animal-tooth pendants and other jewelry discovered at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, three human teeth that appear to have been drilled have also just been recovered. Archaeologists were surprised by the find and set out to determine whether they were made from the living or from the dead.

Çatalhöyük is an archaeological area and UNESCO world heritage site in southern Turkey that was occupied between 7100 and 5500 BC. Excavated since the 1960s, the site is known for its extensive domestic buildings and for being a center of egalitarian culture.

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