PICTURES: "Extraordinary" Ancient Skeletons Found

PICTURES: ''Extraordinary'' Ancient Skeletons Found
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A worker prepares a skeleton during an archaeological dig in Oechlitz, central Germany, which has revealed more than 55,000 objects, including grave goods and odd burials--hundreds of dog teeth, decorative shells, and metal jewelry, for example--German archaeologists said in October 2009.

Researchers have unearthed settlements and burial sites, most of them linked to the closely related Corded Ware and Bell Beaker cultures—both named for characteristic pottery types—from the latter part of the late Stone Age (roughly 2800 to 1800 B.C.) and the Unetice culture (named for a site in the Czech Republic) from the early Bronze Age (roughly 2200 to 1600 B.C.)
—Photograph courtesy Saxony-Anhalt State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology
 
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