Monday, December 26, 2016

Roman Era Tombs Found in Turkey

Several Roman era tombs were found during a construction project in Turkey.  The Turkish Museum is investigating the site.  However, the workers were already quoted as saying they would get back to excavation as soon as the archaeologists cleared of the site.  This is another of those situations in which you hope a thorough investigation is conducted in scholarly fashion before the bulldozers take over or that the artifacts don't go missing in the night.  I recall one site that when they where informed that it had archaeological significance the developers flattened the site and the next day nothing was to be found (it was a mound type find).  Preservation and in-situ documentation is always a concern for archaeologists.

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