4800 year old fossil of mother
- Archaeologists in Taiwan found a 4,800 year old human fossil of a mother with a small child in her arms. When excavations were found a total of 48 human remains in the Taichung area. They are the earliest traces of human activity in central Taiwan, according to museum officials.
The most striking discovery was the skeleton of a young mother watching a child in her arms.,, When it was dug were shocked archaeologists. Why? Because the mother looked down at the baby in her hands, '' said Chu Whei-lee, curator of the anthropology department of Taiwan's national museum of natural sciences.
The excavation of the site began in 2014 and took a year to complete. Radiocarbon dating is used to determine the age of the fossils, including five children,.
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