Our University Contributes to Science World with Kurutlu Excavation
Our university, which sheds light on the science world with its studies, continues to support excavation works. Kurutlu excavation, which is supported by Kırşehir Ahi Evran University and takes place in Kaman district, Savcılı-Kurutlu village, has been going on since 2015 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Cem Erkman, who is a member of the Faculty of Science and Letters Department of Anthropology.
Our university that supports excavation works and surface explorations with the aim of understanding and advertising the natural history and heritage of Anatolia and Kırşehir, stays abreast of Kurutlu excavation works. Kurutlu has an important place in terms of preserving and researching the chordates.
The Studies are Done at the Laboratories of Our University
The results of the studies done at the Faculty of Science and Letters Anthropology Laboratories and Kurutlu Excavation Headquarters make contributions to the understanding of paleo biodiversity, paleogeographic, paleoecologic, and biostratigraphic problems of Anatolia. Late Miocene period pointing to the period of 7-8 million years ago, is the period that abounds with rarely seen chordate fossils. The fossils of giraffes (Giraffidae), rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae), elephants (Proboscidea), Rodentia, hyenas (Hyaenidae), Felidae, horses (Equidae), Bovidae, pigs (Suidae), Testudinidae, and apes (Hominoidea) were found at the excavations.
The results of the Kurutlu Excavation attracts the attention of the scientists worldwide as it has been creating a bridge between Asia-Africa-Europe continents since the Neogen period and has a crucial place at mammal migration.