Ustukiai burial ground and the ancient settlement

  • Ustukių laidojimo vieta ir senovės gyvenvietė
This burial ground is in the Pasvalys neighbourhoods’ eldership, Pasvalys district. It is located in the Ustukiai rural cemetery. Judging by archaeological artifacts, which were found there, people were buried in that territory between the IV and V centuries. It is possible that there could be filled one large or several smaller the old Iron Age burial mounds. Later, it seems that in the eighteenth century, instead of the ancient burial place there were founded a new village cemetery, which in the nineteenth-twentieth centuries were surrounded by a stone wall and levelled. At that time it could have been exploded the former large Roman period burial mound. When having installed the old cemetery and buried people, the old graves were destroyed. In the territory of the ancient settlement there were found flint items, modelled pottery and other artifacts typical for settlements which date from the Palaeolithic to the Early Iron or Bronze Age. The findings were transferred to the Pasvalys Museum.
  • GPS coordinates: 56.06798, 24.37049