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29 June 2011
7500-year-old skeleton found in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have found the remains of what seems to be a 7500-year-old prehistoric skeleton in the region of Koriyata, near the town of Suvorovo in northeast Bulgaria. The skeleton was found during excavations of an ancient village in the region of Koriyata dated from fifth century BCE.
     Vladimir Slavchev, historian from Varna university and leader of the expedition described the discovery as 'an unusual finding' because complete prehistoric skeletons were very rarely preserved. The skeleton was found lying on the floor of what seemed to be its residence and archaelogists concluded that the cause of death had not been natural.
     The stone architecture of the village is part of the already excavated tumulus near Dourankulak and Draganovo, near the town of Dobrich and the tumulus near the town of Provadiya near Varna. Further research and excavations will be launched in the Koriyata region as the findings can shed light on the day-to-day-life of the prehistoric people who lived there.

Edited from The Sofia Echo (27 June 2011)

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