The Lower Pleistocene lithic assemblage from Dursunlu (Konya), central Anatolia, Turkey

Gulec E., WHITE T., Kuhn S., Ozer I., Sagir M., Yilmaz H. , ...Daha Fazla

ANTIQUITY, cilt.83, sa.319, ss.11-22, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 319
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0003598x00098057
  • Dergi Adı: ANTIQUITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-22


Homo erectus leaving Africa a million years ago ought to have passed through the area that is now Turkey, and the authors report a first certain sighting of human activity of this date in a lignite quarry near Konya. The remains of rhino, hippo and horse were found with 135 modified quartz implements in layers dated by palaeomagnetic reversal to between 0.78 and 0.99 million years is ago.