4,200 year old rattle discovered in central Turkey
A 4200-year-old toy, equivalent to today's rattle, has been discovered at the Acemhöyük excavation site in Yeşilova, Aksaray. The toy dates back to the early Bronze Age.
|The toy rattle dates back to the early Bronze Age |
The terracotta toy was found in a layer dating back to 2200 BC. It's shaped like a bag, and probably used to have a handle.
|Excavations at the Acemhöyük site in central Turkey |
Öztan explained the aim of their excavations saying: "We want to examine layers of the early Bronze Age together with the older layers, because this site has a city wall dating back to the early Bronze Age."
As well as the toy, which was found in the seventh layer, a piece of necklace made out of bones, metal needles, and cups have also been found in different layers.
Source: Daily Sabah [August 26, 2016]