Scientists discover more Bronze Age bones near Bratislava

Archaeologists have uncovered more remains from a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age near Budmerice village in Bratislava region – with a well-preserved human skeleton and two thigh bones being added to the artefacts, local archaeologists reported on September 29, according to the SITA newswire. The site was discovered in the 1950s during agricultural work and has been the subject of archaeological research ever since. According to the archaeologists, relative to the overall size of the population during the Bronze Age, the size of the fortified village makes it comparable to modern-day New York.

Archaeologists have uncovered more remains from a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age near Budmerice village in Bratislava region – with a well-preserved human skeleton and two thigh bones being added to the artefacts, local archaeologists reported on September 29, according to the SITA newswire.

The site was discovered in the 1950s during agricultural work and has been the subject of archaeological research ever since. According to the archaeologists, relative to the overall size of the population during the Bronze Age, the size of the fortified village makes it comparable to modern-day New York.

“The village dates back to the 18th and 15th centuries BC, meaning that the remains of skeletons, dwellings, fortifications, pottery and bronze jewels are 3,500 years old,” said Pavol Jelinek from the Slovak Archaeology Historical Institute (SAHI).

The archaeological excavations are carried out in co-operation with Pezinok Museum and the new artefacts will be studied further by specialists.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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