Sunday, October 31, 2010

Human cranium-skin preserved since the 4th millennium B.C. found

Today the head of the Armenian side of the archaeological expedition of Areni Boris Gasparyan summed up the archaeology excavations of 2010 and noted that vessels have been excavated that have been used during the funerals and are of a ritual significance; in the vessels were found human residues which have been quite well preserved.

“The children mostly are buried completely, it is a vessel funeral. In one vessel there is buried one or two sometimes even 3 three burring,” said the leader of the expedition and added that the adults are buried fragmented, part by part.

The speaker also reported that the cranium-skin of one of the children is preserved along with the hair in a basket: This discovery allows us to solve the problem of the finding genetically.

“Genetically we can open the whole genetic code of a person who has lived in the 4th millennium B.C. Such a thing has been done just once in Ireland, when a well preserved human skeleton was found in a swamp, and its genetic code was investigated. The preservation of the material would allow us to open the entire genetic code,” archeologist mentioned and noted that the corresponding foreign laboratories demand 60 thousand Euros for such analysis.

“It is difficult for the archeologists to find such sum of money. Now we have to decide together with our entire nation whether or not we want to observe the whole genetic code. I we want we have to pay. This kind of opportunity is given once within the whole history,” stressed Boris Gasparyan.

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