Neolithic tombs found in Armenian cave

Published on October 27th, 2010 | by Admin


Neolithic tombs containing the bodies of adults and children have been found in a cave in Armenia.

He said that the specialists have found the bodies of adults and children in clay tombs. Children’s bodies are intact, whereas the adults were dismembered. The find is a unique opportunity to find out the children’s genetic code by means of DNA analyses. This, in turn, will supply scientists with valuable information on the humans’ genetic evolution.

However, deciphering the genetic code is a most expensive procedure, laboratory analyses cost €60,000, Gasparyan said.

Since colors were not widely spread in the Armenian territory in the eneolithic age, the colorful vessels with the sun and animals painted on them are most interesting.

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