Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization
Aşıklı Höyük, a mound near the banks of the Melendiz River in southern Turkey, lies not far from the site of Çatalhöyük. Dated to about 7500 B.C., Çatalhöyük is famous for being one of the oldest and largest Neolithic sites ever found.
But Aşıklı Höyük dates back even earlier, to about 8000 B.C. Though less known and considerably smaller than Çatalhöyük, archaeological excavations at Aşıklı Höyük have revealed a richly informative window on small-town life about 10,000 years ago, long before the pyramids, ziggurats, palaces, and other monumental features of the emerging, more expansive ancient cities of Mesopotamia and Egypt emerged on the landscape.
First investigated by Professor Ian A. Todd in 1964, full-scale excavations of the site didn’t take place until 1989 under Ufuk Esin of the University of Istanbul. It became one of the largest excavations of the region, and is still the subject of archaeological investigations and research. Read more.
I haven’t slept in a solid week. This fuckin’ job has me doing press interviews and promos nonstop since we closed the first season. So, yes, I do know I’m sleeping in the middle of a coffee shop and no, I’m not going to move.
god I’m thinking about it and I have a) pissed myself on a landing while drunk only to clean up, shower and do laundry pristinely enough that nobody had a clue what I was talking abt the next day (though I left my passport on the pavement outside the apartment and had it returned to me two weeks before I was due to leave for Germany for a year) , b) vomited on morrigan-disapproves hallway wall after getting food poisoning from gay mayonnaise and c) vomited neatly onto my own shoes on my very first tumblr meetup after spending an hour and a half giving random straight guys tons of ally cookies because when I drink vodka I’m an idiot
I wasn’t even drunk for b) but honestly I have no capacity for moderation when it comes to alcohol
omng my favorite thng is chana masala topped with onions n squeezed lemon juice with some roti i miss my friend when will she b back why wont my professor email me back vicodin is making me so emotional 😢