Skull “Oldest Dutchwoman” Found Beneath the North Sea | Live Science


Part of a prehistoric human skull and a bison bone decorated with a zigzag pattern — dubbed the world’s “oldest Dutchwoman” and “oldest Dutch artwork” — have been revealed by scientists in the Netherlands, in research that highlights a sunken treasure trove of human archaeology beneath the North Sea.

Dutch fishermen found the partial skull and decorated bone on separate occasions in recent years, in parts of the submerged lands that linked continental Europe and the British Isles until about 9,000 years ago.

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