RIGA, August 8. /TASS/. The unique burial of the stone age found the Latvian archaeologists in the excavations near lake Burtnieks, located in the North of Latvia. Valuable can tell a lot about the daily life and rituals of ancient people.

Hill Annuels near lake Burtnieks, from which flows the river basin, is the place where primitive tribes settled to catch fish and beavers. Discovered here during the excavations the grave of the stone age confirms this and reveals details of everyday life, traditions, worldview and rituals of ancient people.

The found human remains more than 5 thousand years and it is difficult to determine if it was a man or a woman. Archaeologists believe that here was buried a fisherman, as evidenced by the layer of fish bones next to the deceased. “Around the skull of the deceased were the bones of fish. It is known that in ancient times this was a particularly favorable place for fishing and collection of freshwater bivalve . This is evidenced by the results of the research” – said the Latvian radio researcher, Institute of Latvian history at the University of Latvia Valdis Berzins.

According to him, these excavations are important in the study of everyday life of people during the stone age. “This is a unique project at the level of Northern Europe, because here in the deep layers of the earth are stored mollusk shells and the fish bones during the stone age, when fish and shellfish was the main fishing settlements lived here,” said he.

In addition to the human remains and fish bones in the grave, and near it was discovered, and other interesting historical artifacts. Above the tomb were found the fire, which likely was associated with the burial rite. In addition, the excavation site, archaeologists have found shards of pottery and burnt red ochre, which was used for funerary inscriptions.

In turn in the grave next to the deceased was discovered a bone of the paw of the beaver. According to archaeologists, most likely, it was an amulet, because these findings were discovered earlier. Of particular interest to scientists is the fact that the hands of the deceased fisherman were stacked crosswise and one finger may have been in his mouth. This and more researchers have yet to explore.

All discovered at the burial site of an ancient fisherman’s bones, items, and artifacts will be sent for examination and they will be carefully studied. After they are transferred to the national history Museum of Latvia, where it will join the collection, which tells about the stone age in the Republic.