miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

Turkey: 5,000-year-old seal found in Hacılar mound excavations shows evidence of ‘sign language’


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September 7, 2016. Archaeologists have discovered a 5-000-year-old seal that seems to indicate marks of a common sign language used to communicate in ancient times as excavations near Burdur's Hacılar village continue.

Professor Gülsün Umurtak, the department head of archaeology at Istanbul University's Literature Faculty, spoke to the press on their recent findings in the Hacılar Büyük Höyük (the Great Mound of Pilgrims) saying that the village gained notoriety in the second half of the 1950s.

The Hacılar mound was first excavated by renowned British archeologist James Mellaart who is widely known for his discovery of the Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük (fork+mound) in Turkey. [...] Daily Sabah / Link 2