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Archaeologists find 6,000-year-old statuette in Sumperk area

Archaeologists find 6,000-year-old statuette
trefwoorden: TjechiŽ - nieuwe ijzertijd - beeldje - hoofd - shaman
Archaeologists have found a unique about 6,000-year-old statuette of a human head from the Neolithic period near Postrelmov, archaelogists' team head Vladimir Gos said.
The statuette, which probably served ritual purposes, was discovered during the archaeological exploration before a planned construction of a highway in the area, Gos added.
"We have uncovered a number of valuable findings, but the statuette is definitely the most important one. It proves that people from the local Neolithic settlement devoted their time to spiritual life," Gos explained.
He said that he expected the statuette to be a part of a vessel, used for cult practices, which had probably belonged to the village shaman.

Lees verder bij: Ceskenoviny (10 augustus 2003)