Serbian archaelogists find Neolithic grave
Jun 18, 2009, 7:52 GMT
Belgrade - Serbian archaeologists have uncovered a seven-millienia old grave in a Neolithic village in the west of the country, the daily Blic reported Thursday.
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 said.
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.