During the roadworks between the Saxon-Anhalt and the villages of Theissen and Nonnewitz, archaeologists have excavated the remains of a Slavic settlement as well as graves from the late Neolithic period from 2,800 to 2,200 BC. Discovered. The manner in which a man was buried might indicate that his erstwhile contemporaries were trying to prevent the dead from haunting them as a so-called Revenant, and thus as a preform of the vampire.
As an outstanding find, the press release of the State Office for Preservation and Archeology Saxony-Anhalt – State Museum of Prehistory describes the probably Neolithic stool of a man lying supine in a settlement pit, with his head to the northwest, the view to the east, angled legs and originally bound arms .
It should also be noted that the abdominal area of the skeleton had been covered with a compact layer of fire clay. Perhaps such findings could be interpreted as a protective measure against the revenant of the dead. Furthermore, a lower jaw half of a smaller ruminant was right on the right shoulder.