Head of Excavation and Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Letters, Trakya University Prof. Dr. Ozlem Cevik said that with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Turkish Historical Society, Izmir Metropolitan and Kemalpasa municipalities and Kemalpasa Organised Industrial Zone, they continue the excavations in Ulucak Mound, which has a history of approximately 8,500 years.
Stating that they came across important finds in this year's excavations.
"The figurines were found in what we think is a warehouse and they date back to around 5,700 BC. They look like a male and female couple, the female one has a baby in her arms. Their hat-like headdresses are very different from the figurines found in Ulucak so far in terms of stylisation and there are not many similar figurines known in Anatolia," Ozlem Cevik emphasized.
Cevik stated that the figurines were made of terracotta and clay.
Source: Anadolu Agency