The 8,500-year-old foundations of houses, graves, and waste pools were unearthed as construction continues to enlarge the current railway as a part of
the Marmaray project between Gebze and Pendik. The village is reportedly located 50 meters away from the coast and around 1,500 meters from the district center.
Sea shells found in the uncovered waste pool reportedly show that people living in the area in Neolithic period had been eating seafood. Personal material, including hand axes, needles and spoons made of bones, and pots from the Byzantine period, were also found in the graves. Archaeologists are working to clarify whether there was a connection with another Neolithic settlement.
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