Daugmale hillfort is an ancient centre of trade and craft on the left bank of the Daugava river near the Tīči and Pukstiņi homesteads. Several authors believe that a port referred to in historical documents as Portus Semigalliae, was located at the foot of the hill where the river Varžupīte flows into the Daugava. Archaeologists have found evidence that the hillfort has burned at least 14 times during its existence. The first humans settled here at the end of the 2nd millennium BCE. Daugmale flourished during the 10th to 12th centuries, when it was the main downriver port on the trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks. It was inhabited by Semigallians, Livonians, Latgallians, Krivichi, and Varangians.