Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus' earliest known village, dating as as the 9th millennium BC, the east Mediterranean island's Department of Antiquities said Tuesday.
The excavation team at the site of Ayios Tychonas-Klimonas
[Credit: Department of Antiquities, Republic of Cyprus]
Excavations directed by Francois Briois from France's School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and Jean-Denis Vigne from France's National Center for Scientific Research-National Museum of Natural History found most buildings had built-in fireplaces as well as a 30- to 50-kilogram (66- to 110-pound) millstone.
Large quantities of stone tools, stone vessels, stone and shell beads or pendants were also discovered.
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