In Turkey, in the Tepechik burial mound, located in the area of the city of Chine (western Aydin province), archaeologists have discovered a furnace three and a half thousand years old, reports Daily Sabah.
Excavations in these places have been conducted since 2004 under the leadership of Professor Sevinch Gunel from the Faculty of Archeology of Hacettepe University. Over 17 years, scientists have discovered three towers, rooms with objects for official visits, and obsidian for making tools. And now archaeologists have found a furnace.
"In the area where we recently worked, there are architectural remains from 3,500 years ago. We think this is a stove. It is made of ceramic tiles and the floor is made of clay bricks," Gunel said.
She added that experts found ceramic pots around the stove. "This proves that there was mass production here," she said.
According to the professor, clearer information about this find will appear in the near future, as archaeological work continues.
Earlier, 20 meters from the oven, Gunel and her team discovered a warehouse with fragments of cans and containers of food. "But it was badly damaged. Most likely, due to the flooding that happened at that time," the archaeologist emphasized.
Sevinch Gunel also said that there were several settlements in this region for seven and a half thousand years. In the mound, archaeologists have found traces of life from all periods. According to the professor, this proves that a powerful economic center was located here.