Friday, December 15, 2006

Prehistoric Babies Held in Equal Esteem as Adults ~ Archaeologists
Archaeologists in Austria, on discovery of elaborate infant gravesites, have concluded that infants in prehistoric societies were regarded as equally important as adults.

The report by the Prehistoric Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and published in the journal Nature, says the findings indicate that even newborns were considered to be full members of these hunter-gatherer communities. Radiocarbon dating estimates the remains at about 27,000 years old.