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More than 100 Eerie Bronze Age Tombs Similar to the Embrace One Discovered Across Europe

Archaeologists have long been fascinated by prehistoric burial sites containing the remains of an adult holding or embracing a child in death. A new international study provides fascinating new insights into these enigmatic burial practices and the family relationships of early Bronze Age communities in Western Eurasia around 3000-2000 BC. Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University […]

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The Face of Ava, a Woman Found in an Early Bronze Age Tomb in Scotland, Reconstructed

In 1987, the remains of a woman from the Early Bronze Age, who died 4,250 years ago, were discovered in a rock-cut tomb in the megalithic circle of Achavanich in Caithness, Scotland. DNA analysis showed that she descended from European immigrants who arrived in Britain several generations before her birth, along with details about her […]