An eternal hug: this is what the remains of a mother and a baby from the Dapenkeng culture look like, 4,800 years old

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A sample of love of about 4,800 years. We remember when a group of archaeologists found in Taiwan the remains of a mother and a six-month-old baby, belonging to the culture Dapenkeng.

The remains, originating from the Stone Age, they were buried near a rock dwelling. It was a strange discovery for the area.

The report of National Geographic He explains that the fossils were found and unearthed in 2014-15, thanks to the work of the National Taiwan Science Museum. They would belong to the Dapenkeng culture, about 5 thousand years old.

The causes of death of people are unknown.

Chu Whei-Lee was in charge of the study and explains, according to the NatGeo note: “What surprised us the most was the young mother hugging the baby. I guess that their loved ones buried them under the house, although more evidence is needed to support that theory.”

More Findings About Dapenkeng Culture

Excavations at An-ho, a Neolithic site in Taichung City, began between 2014 and 2015, and In addition to the remains of the mother and child, 48 graves were found, including those of five other young children.

In addition to the remains, ceramic objects and other mortuary elements were found.

The bodies were in a north-south direction, placed on their backs, unlike the face-down posture in which they found other burial sites in the Taichung locality.

The Dapenkeng, explains Chengwha Tsang of the SINICA Academy, were “the first farmers in Taiwan, and they may have come from the southern and southeastern coasts of China, about five thousand years ago.”

“It is the oldest Neolithic culture found in Taiwan so far. It is likely that they were the earliest ancestors of the Austronesian-speaking peoples living today on Taiwan and other Pacific islands.”

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