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6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus

Marble bracelets that were unearthed in Kanlitas tumulus near Turkey's Inonu district of the central Anatolian province of Eskisehir date back to 6,000 years ago, showing that the region was a bracelet trading area in the past.

6,000 year old bracelets found at Kanlitas tumulus
Marble bracelets show Kanlitas was an ancient bracelet
trade center [Credit: AA]
Anadolu University Archaeology Department Associate Ali Umut Turkcan said Kanlitas was one of the unique mounds in western Anatolia, adding, “Excavations have revealed a structure 10-15 meters deep underground. The material used in this structure shows us traditional Anatolian architecture. We found more than three dozens of marble bracelets from the early chalcolithic period and the tools used in their production. Kanl?tas was a marble bracelet center.”

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [October 25, 2013]
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