Italy An ancient canine belonging to an 11-12 year old child reveals new information about the life of the Neanderthals in Europe.
Baby teeth 45,000 – 48,000 years old of the Neanderthals. Photo: Phys.
Researchers at the University of Bologna and the University of Ferrara discovered that baby teeth 45,000 – 48,000 years old near Riparo del Broion, Berici hill cluster, Veneto, Phys on September 18 reported. The fang belonged to an 11-12 year old Neanderthal child. This is the latest discovery of the Neanderthals in northern Italy.
“High quality field survey techniques help us find the tooth. Then we use virtual technology to analyze the shape, the genome, the fossilization process, and the radioactivity of the tooth. We determined that it belonged to a child. This child was also one of the last Neanderthals in Italy, “said Matteo Romandini, lead author of the study and scientist at the University of Bologna.
Genetic analysis revealed, the owner of the tooth in Veneto is a relative of the Neanderthal group who lived in Belgium. This makes the archaeological site in Veneto an important area to help scientists understand more about the progression of the Neanderthals in Europe.
“This little tooth is especially important. When the child living in Veneto lost their teeth, communities of Homo sapiens appeared in Bulgaria, a thousand kilometers away,” said Stefano Benazzi, a professor at the University of Bologna. .