Skeleton of 1st European man preserved

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 09:10

Sofia: The 8000-year-old skeleton of a young man discovered near the village of Ohoden has been shifted to the Regional History Museum in Vratsa.

Bulgarian archaeologist Georgi Ganetsovski, who specializes in paleolithic settlements, discovered the skeleton recently.

It belonged to a 35-year-old man with a height of 165 cm. This is the fourth 8000-year-old skeleton found in the Valoga region near Ohoden, and the first one belonging to a man.

"We are uncovering a so far unknown prehistoric culture in Northwest Bulgaria which corresponds to the settlements in today`s Serbia along the Morava River.
One of the aims of our studies is to test the theory about the so called "Danube Road" of the spreading of the first settlements with economic production," Novinite.com quoted Ganetsovski as saying.
"We already have found four individuals here, and we will have to sacrifice one tooth from each of them for the DNA tests. I do feel concerned because by excavating these graves, I am disturbing their resting in peace," he added.

ANI



First Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 09:10

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