Skip to comments.Archaeologists Uncover Unique Cremation Graves (Moravia)
Posted on 03/20/2008 2:35:01 PM PDT by blam
Archaeologists uncover unique cremation graves
By ČTK / Published 20 March 2008
Prostejov, South Moravia, March 19 (CTK) - Czech archaeologists have uncovered unique cremation graves in Prostejov that date back to the Neolithic period of the Linear Pottery culture and that indicate that people believed in human soul's existence 7,000 years ago already, daily Mlada fronta Dnes wrote Wednesday.
The graves were uncovered during construction of a new industrial zone on the eastern edge of the town.
"This is the first cremation burial site of the Linear-Pottery-culture to be uncovered on Czech soil. Below it there are skeleton graves of people of the same culture. The change in the burial method indicates a change in the ideology or religion of the people. The cremation of the dead is tied with people's belief in the existence of the soul. Up to now experts have supposed that this belief appeared far later," archaeologist Miroslav Smid told the daily.
About a hundred graves have been uncovered in Prostejov. The archaeologists believe this is about one-tenth of the local burial site. They have also uncovered remnants of a settlement, including shelters and production buildings, Mlada fronta Dnes writes.
Another burial site of people of Linear-Pottery-culture on Czech territory was previously uncovered in Vedrovice near Znojmo, but there are only skeleton graves there.
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Thanks Blam.The change in the burial method indicates a change in the ideology or religion of the people. The cremation of the dead is tied with people's belief in the existence of the soul.[10,000 years from now] The prevalence of narrow-necked glass bottles indicates a change in ideology or religion, tied with people's belief in the existence of refreshment.
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methinks the change in the burial method indicates a wide-scale catastrophic event - if the celestial 'gods' saw fit to cremate mankind, the survivors simply followed suit.
For that matter, maybe they were faced with a situation where either A) they had so many dead to dispose of, fire seemed to be just what was needed or B) they only needed to finish the job after gathering the many charred bodies.
And cracks and splits, as all its saps suspire.
Grass wilts; and with their leaves the tree trunks flare;
And cornfields feed the flame that leaves them bare.
Small matters these--walled cities melt away;
Whole tribes and peoples turn to ashes gray;
The mountain masses with their forests burn:
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