Archaeologists find 10,000-year-old baby sling

(ORDO NEWS) — At the site of Arma Veyran in Italy, archaeologists have found the oldest burial place of a baby girl in Europe.

This discovery was made back in 2017. Now scientists say they have found physical evidence in the burial that people used baby carriers-slings as early as 10,000 years ago.

In general, this is not surprising: any parent knows how difficult it is to combine everyday tasks with caring for a baby.

And baby carriers, slings and other ways to free your hands, but at the same time constantly being close to the child turns out to be very useful.

Especially when, as with ancient people, life prepares new dangers every day and they must be met with full readiness.

Combining this with the upbringing of a small child is extremely difficult. Obviously, people quickly came up with a convenient way to carry children.

The researchers named the child Neve. The girl died at the age of 40 to 50 days. And in her burial, a material was found that could well have been used to make a prehistoric sling.

This is an extremely rare find: children’s burials themselves are rare, and preserved artifacts in them are even rarer.


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