Four Families Detected in Late Neolithic Burial in Poland

www.archaeology.org | 5/14/2019 | Staff
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(Michał Podsiadło)AARHUS, DENMARK—Live Science reports that the remains of 15 people were found in a 5,000-year-old multiple burial during the construction of a sewerage system in southern Poland. Niels Nørkjær Johannsen of Aarhus University said the people had been brutally murdered with blows to the head, but buried carefully with ceramic vessels, flint tools, and amber and bone ornaments. Genetic analysis of the skeletal remains indicates that siblings had been placed together and next to a parent, he explained. “We are dealing with what you might call an extended family,” Johannsen said. “We were able to show that there are four nuclear...
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