Marmaray's Animal Bones Shed Light on History (Video)

Animal bones to shed light on the Marmaray History: Turkey's only osteoarchaeology the application of various periods and animal fossils on display at the Research Center, the research also sheds light on the period.

Istanbul University (IU) Director of Osteoarchaeology Application and Research Center Dr. Vedat Onar, AA correspondent, Istanbul Marmaray and underground excavations found during the 57 type of animal bone is displayed in the center, archaeological animal bones is an important institution examined, continued to serve by growing, he said.


Onar, who changed the history of Istanbul, said that very important findings have been reached during the excavations and that the findings are important for the world of science and that they have hosted many students from abroad as well as a large number of students.


He said that they found bones belonging to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods in the excavations. Written records, we find the same examples. We're looking at thousands of animal bones. We have discovered 57 types in this area. On the 60 bin, the 12 truck bones were examined. Starting from the bones, we are trying to reveal the information about the social life, human animal relationship, eating habits and cultural structure of the period. Kem


It is noted that the examination of the bones continues. Dr. He said, tek We examined the bones one by one. We need to understand what a bone means, what it means. Yenikapı and Marmaray excavations are the projects of the century. Materials 58 came out of a thousand square meters area. When we talked about the 4 millennial history of Istanbul, we can see that it has gone further. İstanbul

Onar, who stated that they reached the remains of 6 bin-6500 years before the excavations, said: di There is another material that we can get the results of which is obtained in the remains showing that this European bison is lying within the borders of Istanbul that day. As the excavation deepened the 8 bin-8 thousand 500 years back, we went to the Neolithic period. Human skeletons and remains of life were found in this period when the Marmara Sea came out of the lake stage. Findings that can change the history of Istanbul have been reached. İstanbul

Animal fossils, especially 3. and 14. Reminding that the bones were intensively encountered in the Byzantine period, Onar said that the excavation area of ​​the Byzantine Sea of ​​Theodosius in the Sea of ​​Marmara offers rich data.


Repair, 57 species within the consumption of sheep, goats, camels, cattle, such as the remains of cut animals were diagnosed, the bones and tools were made from the bones of that period, found that they found bones for decorative purposes, he said.

Attracting attention to the various information obtained from the processed bones Onar, said:

“They used the comb of the sheep. The comb bone has also been used for textile purposes and has become a tool called 'coil and awl'. We see that there are textile workshops around Theodosius Harbor. These are probably used here. The most intense bones were horse bones. We saw horses being thrown into this area in two ways, dead as a cut. On the cut bones you can easily see the traces of butchery. We came across single-humped camels. Fish species are also very rich. We found Caretta species in the sea turtle. These were probably the turtles that were brought to the Mediterranean as a result of trading ships in the area rather than the chain of life around Theodosius Harbor. There were bears. There are findings indicating bearer play. Ay

Onar, who gave detailed information about the bones, completed his words as follows: UM In our area, there was a residue of a sheep with 4 horns. This bone is an important way to show the commercial way of the port. Again, the remains of the gazelle were interesting. And we found a monkey skull. As a pet pet cat, the dog was too much. We found a wide range of bird species from domestic duck to wild duck, from chicken to vulture. We found two elephant remains in the excavations. Da

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