Archaeologists have recently uncovered an unusual tomb belonging to the Złockie culture of the middle Neolithic era in Kleczanów, Poland. The skeleton is that of a partially disabled individual that archaeologists think may have been somone special within the group.
|2/3. Bone plaques – elements of a belt, an awl and flint arrowhead. Image: M. Florek via PAP|
The discovery was made accidentally during ploughing in January 2014 and archaeologists called to the scene by the farmer began a detailed investigation.
“The burial consisted of a vertical shaft with a depth of more than 1.50 metres, which terminated in a chamber that was oval in plan” – explains Dr. Marek Florek the conservator on the project.