unstan_canmoreThe tomb at Unstan is one of the earliest monuments in this area and may have been in use in the late fourth millennium BC. The farmers of a nearby Early Neolithic community raised it to bury their dead and venerate the ancestors. So far no remains have been found from their settlement.  Tombs such as this were prominent places in the Neolithic landscape and may have served as territorial markers to validate the attachment between the local community and their land.