Excavating prehistoric skeletons

Excavating prehistoric skeletons

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Credit: PASQUALE SORRENTINO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Excavating prehistoric skeletons. Archaeologist clearing the rock surrounding the Valdaro Lovers. The Valdaro Lovers is the name given to two embracing neolithic skeletons that are believed to be a man and woman in their early twenties who died about 5000-6000 years ago. They were found at Valdaro-S.Giorgio, near Mantova (Mantua) in Lombardy, Italy. Photographed in the archaeobiology laboratory at the Musei Civici in Como, Italy.

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