The mother-child bond is undeniably strong, as evidenced by the lengths moms will go to, to help their babies live, grow, and prosper. Recently excavated 4,800 year-old human remains in Taiwan show that the bond can truly stand the test of time: among the 48 remains found at the site was a mother gazing at the infant child she cradled in her arms. Goosebumps, right? We don’t often find ourselves describing human remains as touching or endearing, but we’ll make an exception for this Neolithic Age pair, who are the earliest evidence of human life in central Taiwan. The overwhelming and primal love and affection we feel for our babies transcends just about any barriers we could possibly imagine — why should thousands of years stand in anyone’s way? While there hasn’t been much information given (or perhaps even known) about how these two died and the circumstances of their burial, the human fossils turn an important scientific discovery into the personal, yet universal story of closeness between mother and child.
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