Archeologist in Taiwan announced a very exciting and surprising discovery on Tuesday, when they uncovered a 4,800-year-old fossil of a “mother holding a child in her arms” and represents the earliest finding of human activity in central Taiwan.
Beginning in 2014, and taking over a year to complete the dig, archeologists found “48 sets of remains unearthed in graves in the Taichung. Among the amazing and historically changing finds, they found a fossil that depicted what looks to be a mother lovingly looking down while cradling an infant in her arms.
Chu Whei-lee, a curator in the Anthropology Department at Taiwan’s National Museum of Natural Science said,”When it was unearthed, all of the archaeologists and staff members were shocked.”
The age of the fossil were determined through carbon dating methods taken from rock and sediment layers nearby.