The Burial Mound in Złotowo
In the village of Złotowo archeologists discovered the traces from a few thousand years ago. Among other discoveries there were Roman gold coins. The sensational discovery in the 1960s was a burial mound – a kind of megalithic grave from the period of the Globular Amphora culture. The object dates back to the New Stone Age (the Neolith). It is estimated to be 4 thousand years old.
The population of the Globular Amphora cultures adopted a settled lifestyle, did foraging and slash-and-burn cultivation. The dead were buried in chambers made of massive rocks. In one of such chambers there were found the remains of several people. The burial chamber was of quite impressive size – it was around 6 metres long, around 1.2 metres wide and the height of the particular rocks was even 1.1 metres. There was preserved only a part of the object – at the beginning of the 19 th century there were attempts to exploit rocks at the site for the construction purposes and at the beginning of the 20 th century a dirt track was put through.
At the burial mound there is an information board. The members of an unofficial group of so-called “Strażnicy Kurhanu” [the Guards of the Burial Mound] take care of the monument. There is a possibility of preparing a scene in the reserve, presenting what the life of the constructors of the burial mound looked like (upon prior arrangements with Strażnicy Kurhanu).