3,000-year-old Bronze Age human skeleton found in Botosani

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Recent archaeological excavations in Botoshani County have uncovered human remains that are more than 3,000 years old. It dates to the early Bronze Age and, according to archaeologists, may belong to an important figure of that time. Skeletons are transferred to palms, where anthropologists determine age and sex.

Skeletons that archaeologists say belong to the Yamnaya culture were found near the Dragsheni commune in Botoshani upazila. “Research at Dragsheni focused on several times and several places. Since 2018, we have been carrying out surface surveys in this area and, during fieldwork, together with our colleagues from the Archaeological Institute of Iasi, we identified traces of two burial mounds, two large funerary monuments. bottom. Considering that it is getting worse year by year because of agriculture, I decided to study recently. Following the recovery of most of the scientific information and the documentation of what remains, he has so far identified only one skeleton. The skeletons date from the early Bronze Age and belong to the little-known Yamnaya culture in the territory of Botoshani county.Adela Kovacs, director of the archeology section of the Bothani County Museum, said.

Archaeologists from the Botošany County Museum, archaeologists from the Archaeological Institute of Iasi, and archaeologists from Opava University and the Silesian Museum in the Czech Republic participated in the excavation.

The skeleton bears red ocher marks on the head and feet of the deceased, emphasizing rebirth, blood and rituals to another world. The body position is squatting. At first, you are placed on your back with your knees close to your chest. This suggests fetal position. This position of the baby represents the Earth’s rendering for future births. “ Added archeology section director for Botoshani County Museum.

Archaeologists say the discovery of a 3,000-year-old skeleton “provides invaluable information about funeral rites at that time.” Additionally, they believe it could have been an important figure at the time.

“There are numerous burial mounds throughout the Botoshani province, especially the Dragsheni region, which is preferred by certain prehistoric communities to bury their leaders, perhaps because these burial mounds are an element of funerary prestige. The fact that a community had dug holes to build these tombs and covered them with real artificial hills was probably also a signal to others that there was a top leader or important person in that community. .” Added Adela Kovacs. 3,000-year-old Bronze Age human skeleton found in Botosani

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