Rise and Fall of the First European Civilization - Tell Yunatsite Excavations

In the very beginning of the fifth millennium BC prehistoric population in Central and Eastern Balkans turned known metal-processing technologies into an industry for the first time in human history. Archaeological evidence shows that in the... In the very beginning of the fifth millennium BC prehistoric population in Central and Eastern Balkans turned known metal-processing technologies into an industry for the first time in human history. Archaeological evidence shows that in the fifth millennium BC Balkan prehistoric cultures enjoyed a constant raise of population and wealth meanwhile experiencing social stratification due the intensive trade with metal products, salt and other goods with the rest of prehistoric Europe and Asia. These Balkan Copper Age cultures had all characteristics of the first civilizations including the very first urban settlements in Europe (Tell Yunatsite is one of them) and pictograms and characters interpreted by some scholars as the World’s oldest script etc. More
6 March 2015
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