Bulgarian Archaeologists Stumble Upon 8000-Year-Old Skeleton

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Archaeologists Stumble Upon 8000-Year-Old Skeleton Archaeologist Borisov shown looking at the 8000-year-old skeleton. Photo by Bulphoto

Bulgarian archaeologists clearing a plot for highway construction have come across a Neolithic home and a skeleton date back to 6000 BC.

The Neolithic Age home was discovered close to the village of Krum in the Haskovo District by the team of archaeologist Boris Borisov, who are excavating a plot designated for the construction of the Maritsa Highway going to the Turkish border.

Borisov said the skeleton belonged to a young disabled person, aged between 10 and 15. It was found buried with limbs close to the body as part of a funeral ritual, close to the southern wall of the home.

The research of the find is underway with anthropologist Tsvetan Minkov summoned to the spot.

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