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29 June 2009
Archaelogists find Neolithic grave in Serbia

Serbian archaeologists have uncovered a seven-millienia old grave in a Neolithic village in the west of the country. The grave contains well-preserved skeletons of a child and an adult, buried in a curled position and placed on top of each other, archaeologist Radivoje Arsic said. "It is unusual because the double grave is within the village - they emptied a mud hut and used it as a burial site," he added.
     The grave and tools from the village, part of the so-called Starcevo culture, provide invaluable insight into the life of early farmers, Arsic said. However, further archaeological remains in the area are threatened by digging from a nearby coalmine.

Source: M&C (18 June 2009)

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