The Latvian Neolithic was a period of great change in the region. The inhabitants of Latvia transitioned from hunter-gatherers to farmers and herders. They also began to develop pottery and the construction of permanent dwellings. One of your ancestors may have been a Latvian farmer who cultivated wheat, barley, and oats on the plains of Latvia. Another of your ancestors may have been a Latvian herder who raised pigs, cows, and sheep in the hills of Latvia.