It was discovered by George Hourmouziadis in 1993 in a Neolithic lake settlement in Northern Greece near the city of Kastoria
"He had his wellies on so he was only in above his ankles when he hit upon this"
The breakthrough came when a piece of core was returned to English Heritage from the US which gave archaeologists the chance to analyze it
The prehistoric site features 20 or more massive shafts in a circle around the Durrington Walls henge
The researchers discovered the previously unknown strain of plague in the remains of a woman at the Frälsegården site
The new finds were discovered very close to an earlier hunter-gatherer settlement named Ayios Ioannis/Brescia-Rhoudias
The statue from the Neolithic period has continued to puzzle archaeologists, who are still uncertain of its origins in Greece or the sex of the figure
It dates back to the early Neolithic period