Archaeologists discover 4,800-year-old fossil of a mother cradling a baby

The ancient remains of a young mother and a child locked in a 4,800-year-old embrace were discovered by archeologists. This is a spectacular discovery out of 48 sets of bones extracted from tombs in Taiwan, including five fossilized youngsters.

The scientists were shocked to find the maternal moment, which they claim are the first evidence of human activity in central Taiwan. Preserved for nearly 5,000 years, the skeleton found in the Taichung area shows a young mother gazing down at the baby cradled in her arms.

Researchers turned to carbon dating to determine the ages of the fossils, which they traced back to the Neolithic Age, a period within the Stone Age.

Archaeologists started the excavation, which took a year to complete. However, one pair of remains stood out from the rest of the ones discovered in the old tombs.

‘When it was unearthed, all of the archaeologists and staff members were shocked.

‘Why? Because the mother was looking down at the baby in her hands,’ said Chu Whei-lee, a curator in the Anthropology Department at Taiwan’s National Museum of Natural Science.

160 cm tall, or 5 foot 2 inches. The infant in her arms is 50 cm tall – just over a foot-and-a-half.

The researchers were completely taken aback by this magnificent finding, but it isn’t the first of its sort. Archaeologists have already discovered artifacts from times like these that have been preserved for a very long time.

Notably, the People’s Daily Online claimed that Chinese investigators last year discovered the entangled remains of a mother and child at an Early Bronze Age archaeological site known as the “Pompeii of the East.”

The mother is thought to have been trying to protect her child during a powerful earthquake that hit Qinghai province, central China, in about 2,000 BC. Experts speculated that the site was hit by an earthquake and flooding of the Yellow River.

The mother is seen kneeling on the floor with her arms around her little kid in photographs of the skeleton remains. She is staring up above. According to archaeologists, her kid was a male.

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