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Archaeologists uncover oldest human burial in Africa – The Guardian

‘Quite spectacular’ discovery shows three-year-old child was carefully laid to rest nearly 80,000 years ago

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ArchaeologyQuite spectacular discovery shows three-year-old child was carefully laid to rest nearly 80,000 years ago
Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago.
The arrangement of the bones shows the three-year-old named Mtoto after the Swahili word for child was placed with legs tucked to chest, and perhaps wrapped in a shroud with their head on a pillow,…

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