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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2020 8:57 p.m. PST

"The skeleton of a prehistoric woman discovered in Bietikow, Germany, has been discovered to be a rough contemporary of Ötzi, the glacier mummy discovered in the Ötztal Alps, at more than 5,000 years of age. The skeletal remains were discovered in May in the Uckermark district of northeastern Brandenburg. The area has been settled since the Neolithic and is home to numerous Bronze Age burial mounds and megaliths, so an archaeological survey was performed before construction of new wind turbines. Archaeologists found the skeleton in crouch position, one of the oldest forms of funerary positioning common in the late Neolithic.

The burial was not part of a cemetery. The woman was buried in a pit within a settlement. The gravediggers enlarged the pit and bordered it with field stones. Despite the care given to the placement of her body, she had no grave goods. The finds made elsewhere on the dig dated from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (5500 – 2000 B.C.), so when she was first unearthed the only preliminary dating possible was the 3500-year date range of the site as a whole…"
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