The Latvian hunter-gatherers of the Middle Stone Age continued to live in a region that is now Latvia. However, their way of life was changing. Latvian hunter-gatherers began to develop agriculture and herding. They also began to build permanent villages. One of your ancestors may have been a Latvian hunter-gatherer who learned to cultivate wheat and barley. Another of your ancestors may have been a Latvian herder who began to raise pigs and cows.