A 3-year-old boy’s tomb, thought to be from the Middle Stone Age, has been found in a cave in Kenya. Archaeologists also noted that shrouds were used thousands of years ago.
Archaeologists working in Kenya have discovered the grave of a 3-year-old boy buried 78,000 years ago in the Panga ya Saidi cave. The tomb is thought to belong to the Middle Stone Age.
Scientists from many countries named the boy whose grave was found Mtoto. After examining the bones, the researchers found that the skull skeleton found appeared to have been deposited on a pillow. The Archeleogs are speculating that this represents a mourning ceremony.
SHROUD USED IN MIDDLE STONE
“We think the child is wrapped in a shroud made of leaves or animal skins,” explained Prof. Martinon-Torres of the research team.
The data obtained from the research revealed that the child was deposited in the fetal position in the grave. ,
Detailed examinations were also carried out on the size and shape of the bone fragments. Mtoto is presumed to be male.
Prof. Martinon-Torres explained that the rituals found in the discovery coincide with the funeral and burial procedures performed today, and that people who lived 78,000 years ago experienced a sense of loss as they do today, and that all these funeral customs mean something.