View Full Version : Monumental Burial Mound in Ukraine Reconstructed

17-09-16, 18:54

"A report in Science & Scholarship in Poland (http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,411146,scientists-reconstructed-5-thousand-years-old-elite-tomb-discovered-in-ukraine.html)describes a 5,000-year-old burial discovered and reconstructed by a team led by Danuta Żurkiewicz of Adam Mickiewicz University. Żurkiewicz said the evidence suggests the people buried in this cemetery, located on what is now the border between Ukraine and Moldova, were nomads who built monumental burial mounds. One mound in particular contained the remains of a man who stood over six feet tall. “This is not a typical height for the contemporary community. The man had to stand out with his stature,” Żurkiewicz explained. His body had been placed on a woven mat in a rectangular pit with a wooden roof that was covered with four limestone slabs. Analysis of the man’s bones suggests that he died between 35 and 50 years of age, and that he suffered from spinal degeneration, perhaps brought on by frequent horseback riding. "
I hate to be picky, but I don't think they were nomads at that period in time. They were mobile pastoralists.