Archaeologists have found an exceptional tomb of a prehistoric warrior – ČT24 – Czech Television, just outside Prague
His bones are still examined by an anthropologist, who can use them to find out the details of his life – he may be able to reveal, for example, what diseases he had, what his lifestyle was, or even what his diet was.
Archaeologist Lucia Mattiello from the Institute of Archaeological Conservation protected that, according to anthropology, this skeleton is unexpectedly thin, so it could only be a woman, which would be a very exceptional find. “If it was a woman with such privileged alms, it would have to be her special position and it would be an exception.”
It is the possibility that it was a woman that should confirm or refute further research into the skeleton.
Statenice has been inhabited since ancient times, from about the fifth millennium BC, the first people appeared here with the beginning of agriculture. However, scientists have not yet known many findings from the Hallstatt period from this place – therefore the current finding is found.
This period, which is also called the Early Iron Age, dates in Czech archeology to the period from 800 to 400 BC. At that time, iron processing technology developed in our country, the wealth of the locals grew and also social elites were formed – it is their graves that are full of more expensive and demanding objects. There is also growing evidence that people traded with developed countries, such as the Mediterranean.