| 7 September 2008
6,500-year-old skeleton unearthed in Poland
The remains of a 30-year-old woman were found at an archeological excavation in Pinczow, in the Swietokrzyska region, southern Poland. The body, identified as female, dates back 6,500 years. The director of the dig, Przemyslaw Duleba, from the Institute of Archeology at the University of Warsaw, stated that this is the oldest discovery ever to be found in this region.
"The skeleton of the young woman is perfectly preserved and laid on her left side in an embryonic position." Duleba says that this skeleton provides evidence as to the funereal rites of the people that lived on this land in that era. These people were originally from the Danube River region.
This archeological dig has been open for eight years and archaeologists have found bone fragments, metal bits, and ceramic pieces among other things.
Source: The News.pl (2 September 2008)
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