Saturday, October 27, 2007

More prehistoric nookie? Oldest Embracing Lovers Found in Turkey?
Two ancient skeletons found in each other's arms in a grave in Turkey might be the oldest known embracing couple, archaeologists say.

The remains, believed to be those of a 30-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, were found last week in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir (see a map of Turkey).

The team carrying out the excavations found the remains under the floor of an ancient house at the Hakemi Use excavation site in Turkey's Bismil district.

The researchers dated the skeletons to 6100 B.C., said team leader Halil Tekin, an archaeologist at Hacettepe University in Ankara.

I think this is old (heh) news. These seem to be popping up lately; I wonder if they just started being reported outside of site reports? Maybe someone should do a dissertation on this.