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Prehistoric family. Source: Rawf8 / Adobe Stock.

Prehistoric Mothers and the Artifact that Ensured Our Survival (Video)

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New research has shed light on the vital role that prehistoric mothers played in the Neolithic period, approximately 7,500 years ago. This era marked a significant shift in human civilization, with the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to settled agricultural communities. The recent discovery of spoons made from animal bones reveals the innovative and nurturing nature of prehistoric mothers. These spoons were used to provide supplementary nourishment to their infants, indicating a sophisticated understanding of infant care and the importance of a varied diet.

This finding highlights the pivotal role of prehistoric mothers in driving population growth during this period by ensuring the survival and well-being of their offspring. It further emphasizes the resilience and adaptability of early human communities as they navigated the challenges of a changing world, laying the foundations for future civilizations to thrive.

Top image: Prehistoric family. Source: Rawf8 / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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