Tel Tsaf

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  • December 28, 2022
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Context: Recently, new archaeological findings from Tel Tsaf of Israel have shown the presence of cotton fibres originating from Indus Valley which is 5200 BCE, or 7,200 years ago.

About the findings:

  • Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic site, is located in the central Jordan Valley.
  • Cotton fibres found at Tel Tsaf are younger than the cotton strings found at Mehrgarh copper beads.
  • Cotton fibres and other bast fibres discovered are dyed with multiple colours that indicates complex social activities in the region.
  • Excavations unearthed has four architectural complexes where each consists of a closed courtyard with round or rectangular rooms and numerous rounded silos.
  • Burials were found within or adjacent to silos.
  • Common findings include- flints, pottery, animal bones, 150 clay sealings (bullae) and imported items like artifacts of basalt and obsidian, beads, sea shells, Nilotic shell and pottery items of Ubaid culture of north Syria.

Source: The times of Israel


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