In the Neolithic period in Turkmenistan lived in a developed society with division of labor," said the Turkmen edition Arzuw.
Earlier, in the foothills of the Kopetdag in the town of Yylgynly-Depe, an ancient specialized workshop with kilns for clay products opens up new data on the life of the ancient ancestors of Turkmenistan, reports the publication with reference to the magazine "Science and Life."
According to the data in the journal , the study of the Yylgynly-Depe craft workshop was not completed yet, but we already managed to find about 2,000 pieces of blanks, defective handicrafts, whole and broken finished products of small clay plastics, as well as items that could be used as tools labor when working with clay. "
Among the total number of finds, more than 200 handicrafts made from the walls of ceramics, dozens of balls, chips, and animal figures were found. The number of products of small clay plastics far exceeds the needs of one family, so it was likely that products were made for the needs of other members of the village community, that is, there was a division of labor and a relatively developed social structure.
The monument of the Eneolithic (copper-stone age) Yylgynly-Depe is located on the territory of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Abiverd" (Ahal region). These areas were studied from 1985 to 2014 jointly by the National Administration of Turkmenistan for the Protection, Study and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Monuments and the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
The Russian Academy of Sciences notes that Turkmenistan remains the only place available to archaeologists to study the culture of early farmers, where political events do not interfere with scientific research.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan