Stones discovered by chance indicate Roman-era agricultural calendar
Researcher Bilgin Yazlık indicate that the five cut stones, which he found by chance in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri in 2013, seem to be a Roman-era biodynamic agricultural calendar.
A chance finding of 1,700-year-old stones in central Turkey has turned up what seems to be a Roman-era agricultural calendar.
Researchers determined that the five cut stones, which was found in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri in 2013, were used in agricultural activities based on the positions of the moon and stars.
Bilgin Yazlık, an instructor at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University who has spent years researching stones protected by the Kayseri Museum Directorate, revealed the biodynamic agriculture calendar of the Roman era, based on similar calendars used during the same period and the figures on the stones.
Yazlık said that the stones were dated using fourth-century coins discovered during excavations started in the region in 2005.