Monday, May 7, 2012

Archaeologists find early Stone Age houses in Prague

Same Prague district that yielded Stone Age ‘gender bender’ again sheds light on how humans lived millennia ago

The Czech Archaeological Society (ČSP) has announced the discovery of the remains of houses dating back more than 7,500 years in the Prague district of Bubeneč, along with a burial site there that is about half as old.

“We have managed to unearth impressions of wooden supporting structures of so-called long houses, typical of the Neolithic period,” said ČSP director and researcher Radek Balý, as cited by the Czech state news agency ČTK. Long houses are typical of the Linear Pottery culture in much of Europe at the time.

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