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Zvejnieki, Latvia


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Late Mesolithic and Neolithic cemetery on the northern shore of Lake Burtnieki, discovered and excavated by Francis Zagorskis between 1964 and 1971. The site was found to comprise at least 304 graves. A broadly contemporary settlement is known nearby. The site had good preservation of organic materials and grave goods which allow the burials to be divided into two broad groups. The oldest were sprinkled with ochre and belong to the 5th and 4th millennia bc. The later group lacked ochre and date to the 3rd millennium bc. Grave goods included perforated elk‐teeth pendants, amber pendants, and bone points.

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F. Zagorskis, 1987, Zvejnieku akens laikmeta kapulauks. Riga: Zinatne

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