Tool Workshop Dated 4800 BC Discovered in NE Bulgaria
A flint tools workshop was unearthed in near the village of Kamenovo in the region of Razgrad, Northeastern Bulgaria, specialized outlets say.
Analyses show the facility was used more than 6500-6800 years ago, in the Late Chalcolithic period.
According to the Archaeology in Bulgaria website, archaeologists initially intended on excavating part of a Chalcolitic necropolis, and the discovery caught them by surprise.
The team found clay-coated ground where the workshop was located. Workers there first heated and then shaped the flint material into different tools.
Quarries used to mine the flint were located where the towns of Ravno and Topchii are found nowadays.
Excavations at the site are due to go on in September 2015 with funding from Bulgaria's Ministry of Culture (current activity was sponsored by the Razgrad Regional Museum of History).
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