Name: 2016 Pteria Excavations in Central Turkey Completed
Summary: Excavations of part of an ancient city nearby the village of Şahmuratlı in Central Turkey has been completed. A northern part of the city has been unearthed, but according to the archaeologists on the dig, the unearthed block was only one of over 750.
In Central Turkey, just outside of the village of Şahmuratlı, students have been working to unearth part of an ancient city. They managed to dig up a single block of the city, but they estimate there to be over 750, likely found using radiography. They mention that some findings located in the area were “very important”. However, they do not mention the nature of these findings outside of buildings, avenues, and roads.
I’m interested to see how things develop in this area. Considering that it is likely a rather stable, dry environment, it’s likely many artifacts are well preserved. Considering what we learned about how much structures can show about the people that lived in them, this could become very interesting. Considering their quantity, we could get a very wide view of what life may have been like, given enough time.