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Among the plant remains, reeds are very common, including siliceous (upper right) and burnt remains of their stems (middle, right). They were used widely at the site for matting, probably roofing and also as fuel in a landscape that had little wood. Fruits of the hackberry, almond and terebinth were collected and eaten as were the tubers of the wetland plant clubrush, which commonly grows in the wetter areas of the Konya Plain today. A high powered scanning electron microscope is used to show the cellular structure of the remains of tubers (lower, right) and wood. Among the wood used as fuel was willows, which with the reeds and seeds of many ancient charred clubrush tuberwetland plants show that Boncuklu was located in a wetland, not the dryland we see today. Crop remains are rare but include primitive glume wheats which are today only grown in remote parts of Turkey and have been replaced everywhere with more modern forms of wheat.
We find aurochs (large wild cattle), pig, goat, tortoise, bird, frog and fish bones. We also find tortoise shell fragments as well as snail shells and egg shells. Waterfowl were very common. People at Boncuklu ate everything that walked, flew or swam and the presence of so many wetland birds and fish suggests that a wetland habitat and/or lake were present nearby.
originally posted by: rickymouse
This is very interesting. It would be interesting to go look at a big dig like that some day.
Do they set up tents and campers at the sites or do they go stay in hotels? It would be more fun staying on site and having campfires at night.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Hanslune
Evil, nazi treasure seekers? Cool!
Did you have a whip?
Who were these people? Of Boncuklu I mean, not the nazis.