Archaeological research yields new discoveries:
Trnava, Western Slovak Museum

Josef U R M I N S K Y

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During the rescue archeological research in Hlohovec part of Panska Niva were found mining pits (dug for the purpose of obtaining clay for the purpose of covering walls of houses) filled with the objects from ceramic, stone and bone. In their vicinity were found negatives of post's holes, in which were once planted stakes from construction of big hall-like houses. In the settlements from this period is this type of big hall house common and is bearing witness to big family units of Neolithic population. In the big part of researched settlements in Lengyel culture are also found individual burials in between occupied structures and exception aren't even freely thrown around parts of human bodies, like skull without body or individual bones. These finds are possibly attesting about till now unresearched practices of that population with non-honorable manipulation with deceased. During the research in Hlohovec was found in shallow grave skeleton of immature individual without of gift objects, put in crouched position on the right side with hands on front of the face. Orientation of the skeleton was in the direction east - west. This grave thou was probably in medieval times not covered with soil thoroughly, because part of the leg and hip bone were dragged to surrounding areas, which can be attributed to beast of pray, looking for food in the settlement.

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