Pulli settlement

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9000 BC

The ancient site was discovered by the geologists in 1967. The Stone Age cultural layer was buried under several metres sand layers which were connected with that the place was later floated over by the river. The culture layer was 5-15 cm thick.

The settlement was located approximately in the place where the then River Pärnu flew into Joldia Sea. This place was dry related to the lower water level in the stage of Joldia Sea. The location of Pulli settlement, excavations 1968-1973, in 1975-1976 some fireplaces were found, one of them with stones. Stone tools. Characteristic high-quality black flint not naturally found in Estonia.

It is found in Southern Lithuania and Byelorussia: consequently the people having been in Sindi settlement either originated from there or its occurrence in Sindi gives proof of the commercial relations at that time. Small stone tools (generally characteristic of Mesoliticum).

The other material is grey chalcedony, the quality of which is not so good. The abundance of bone and horn objects is characteristic: the flint scrapers, burins, caps, arrow ends etc preserve well by us. The processing residue, charcoal, animal and fish bones were also found.

Only pike perch and bream as to the fish bones have been found, elk and beaver are dominant as to the animal bones, also some dog bones. Pendants of animal teeth, one animal figure, also some fishhooks, sturgeons, harpoon and spear ends.

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