The Syrian Arab News Agency is reporting the discovery of an Early Bronze Age burial in the village of Sousan, 12 kilometers west of Ein al-Arab, Aleppo governorate. Excavators date the burial to c. 2150-2250 BCE.
He [Director of Aleppo Archeology and Museums, Dr. Yousef Kanjo] said that the excavations uncovered the remains of 8 skeletons of different ages and in different positions, most of them in a crouching position with the head facing north.
Other finds include funerary artifacts such as pottery like dishes, cups and other wares dating back to the early Bronze age (circa 2150-205 BC) in addition to a bone fragment decorated with interlocking geometric shapes, bronze awls, a spear tip, a hammer, a bull-shaped figurine, and ornamental accessories including a bracelet, a necklace and beads. [SANA English]
Considering all that is going on in Syria these days, I’m a little surprised that anyone is doing archaeology. But then, the article doesn’t tell us the circumstances of the discovery.
Via Archaeology News Network