Prehistoric grave may be earliest example of death during childbirth

February 6, 2015 1:55 PM

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Prehistoric grave may be earliest example of death during childbirth

Fetal bones are clearly visible around the abdomen, pelvis and thighs of this woman, buried between 7725 and 7630 years ago, according to carbon dating. (Vladimir Bazaliiskii)

Archaeologists say they've made a grim discovery in Siberia: the grave of a young mother and her twins, who all died during a difficult childbirth about 7,700 years ago.

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