Intact Neolithic Floor Surface Uncovered in Cyprus
Thursday, January 10, 2013
NICOSIA, CYPRUS—A floor surface from the Neolithic era has been uncovered at the Ayia Varvara-Asprokremmos site in Cyprus. The floor was “exposed for the first time in 10,000 years,” according to Carole McCartney, who leads a team of researchers from the University of Cyprus, Cornell University, and the University of Toronto. Made of compressed mud, the floor extended from the center of the structure to form a bench that ran along the circumference of its interior walls. “As seen in the northern side of the feature, ash heaps and stone tools were stratified in a sequence of repeated use events,” read a statement released by the team members.
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