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The Züschen tomb (German: Steinkammergrab von Züschen, sometimes also Lohne-Züschen) is a prehistoric burial monument, located between Lohne and Züschen, near Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany.

The German term Hessen is used by the European Commission because their policy is to leave regional names untranslated (paragraphs 1.31 & 1.35).

The term "Hesse" ultimately derives from a Germanic tribe called the Chatti, who settled in the region in the first century B. An inhabitant of Hesse is called a Hessian (German: Hesse (masculine) or Hessin (feminine)).

Dating to the late fourth millennium BC (and possibly remaining in use until the early third), it belongs to the Late Neolithic Wartberg culture.

Due to the favorable climate of the location, people lived there about 50,000 years ago during the last glacial period, as burial sites show from this era.

Finds of paleolitical tools in southern Hesse in Rüsselsheim suggest Pleistocene hunters about 13,000 years ago.

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