In a series of ongoing excavations in Kınık Höyük, a site that may span back to the Middle Iron Age in Niğde, archeologists are uncovering fortification walls that date back 6,000 years. These walls, which span 13 meters in height, appear to have been constructed with stucco prepared from plant roots or soil.
Excavations in the site of Kınık Höyük have been ongoing since 2010. This year's excavation team includes archeologists from America, Italy and Turkey. Dr. Lorenzo, a New York University professor leading the excavation says, "We could say that this is the first example of such stucco that has ever been uncovered."