Science: Backward March

Among archaeologists, a step backward is a step forward—and last week a giant step backward was reported by British Digger James Mellaart, 31, assistant director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, Turkey. In the ruins of Hacilar, an ancient Anatolian town 200 miles southwest of Ankara. Mellaart has discovered the remains of a culture so sophisticated as to shatter all previous notions about Late Neolithic man. In Hacilar 7,500 years ago, women wore jewelry, artists produced the first known realistic sculptures of the human figure, kids played at marbles and men...

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