ISTANBUL, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Human bones from the Neolithic period have been discovered in Pendik district of Turkish city Istanbul, local daily Radikal reported Thursday.
The excavation, directed by the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, unearthed the human bones at a spot about 50 meters away form the coast, where a village was located 8,500 years ago, according to the report.
Besides the graves where the human bones lay, cesspools and house bases, together with personal belongings like needles and spoons, pebble stones and terra cotta from the Byzantium period, were also discovered.
Large amounts of seashells found in the cesspools are reportedly a sign of the consumption of seafood by the most ancient natives of Istanbul during the Neolithic period. The shells were also used as tools that enable the permeability, according to experts.
The archeological discovery was made during the construction of a railway on the Yenikapi-Pendik line.
Archeologists are now trying to discover the relation between the Yenikapi and Pendik inhabitants.