Though the first traces of human settlement in Greece date to at least 4,000 B.C., farming settlements seem to be dating back to as early as 6,000 B.C.! Archaeologists in northern Greece have uncovered traces of two prehistoric farming settlements, the Culture Ministry informed. The first site, located on a plot earmarked for coal mining by Greece’s Public Power Corporation, yielded five human burials. It also yields artifacts including clay figurines of humans and animals, seal-stones, pottery and stone tools. It was the one-acre site near Ptolemaida, some 330 miles northwest of Athens. Between 6000 and 5500 B.C., the site was inhabited for a short period during the early Neolithic era. The ministry informed that the discovery will help them solve problems regarding prehistoric social structures. It was this area that saw a gradual introduction of farming techniques over at least five millennia.
Via: Interest Alert