4,500-year-old Stone Age skeleton found in Switzerland

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have unearthed a Stone Age tomb with a perfectly preserved skeleton of a middle-aged man under the school.

The ancient grave was first discovered by an excavator operator who was helping to excavate the ground for an annex to the school.

The man, believed to be between 30 and 50 years old, was buried curled up in a fetal position. It was laid on its right side with its head to the south, which was the traditional burial position of that era.

Behind him stood a bowl-shaped burial pottery vessel typical of 2800 BC.

Stone slabs were then placed on the grave, which remained intact in Baar, Canton of Zug, Switzerland, until they were discovered.

Neolithic graves are rare in Switzerland, and Zug cantonal officials said: “This is the first burial from that time that has been discovered and documented.”

Further analysis of the bones and teeth of the skeleton should provide more information about its origins, health status, and nutrition.

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