Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, discovered kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in megalithic tombs on Ireland and in Sweden. Continue reading “Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age”

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A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods

On the basis of prior research, representatives of the Pitted Ware Culture from the Stone Age have been known as hard-core sealers, or even Inuits of the Baltic Sea. Now, researchers have discovered barley and wheat grains in areas previously inhabited by this culture, leading to the conclusion that the Pitted Ware Culture adopted agriculture on a small scale. Continue reading “A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods”

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