The remains of the world’s oldest brain

Published on October 1st, 2009 | by Admin


An archaeological expedition calims to have found the remains of the worlds oldest human brain, dating back over 5,000 years.

An analysis performed by the Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine confirmed that one of three human skulls found at the site contains particles of a human brain dating to around the first quarter of the 4th millennium BC.

The preliminary results of the laboratory analysis prove this is the oldest of the human brains so far discovered in the world, said Dr. Boris Gasparian, one of the excavations leaders and an archeologist from the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Yerevan.

Of course, the mummies of Pharaonic Egypt did contain brains, but this one is older than the Egyptian ones by about 1,000 to 1,200 years, he added.

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2 Responses to The remains of the world’s oldest brain

  1. MamaMacabre says:

    Where was the side of recovery?

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