Archaeology: Remnants of 6500-year-old skeleton uncovered in Bulgaria’s Suvorovo

Remnants of a prehistoric skeleton dating back close to 6500 years, ceramic vessels and ornaments have been discovered during archaeological excavations near the town of Suvorovo, 34km north-west of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Archaeologists are examining a site where there were buildings that had been destroyed in a fire.

According to archaeologists from Varna, one of the buildings was used as a workshop for the production of ceramic vessels.

The prehistoric settlement was discovered in 1983, when the road between Suvorovo and Drandar was built. At the time, the first archaeological trenches were dug and two dwellings were found. In 2011, excavations at the burnt-out site were resumed.

Research fellow Dr. Vladimir Slavchev said that the excavations were proceeding dwelling by dwelling, and the team was proceeding west and north, to try to find the fortification system on the village’s northern side.

The purpose of the excavations is to clarify further details about the life, technical knowledge and skills of the ancient population that lived thousands of years ago in what is today Bulgaria.

The prehistoric settlement near Suvorovo is part of a large chain of settlements on the northern Black Sea coast dating back more than 6000 years.

The expedition is being funded by Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture for a second year. The excavations will continue in 2019, when the northern part of the settlement will be explored.

(Screenshot: BNT)



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