Inside one of the burial places there was the grave of a girl that probably 16 when she died, archaeologists assumed back then.
There was not much of the girl’s body, only strands of hair, nails, teeth and pieces of brain and skin, but the remains helped the scientists discover important information about the girl.
The ones who discovered her named her the Egtved Girl because of the area where she had been found.
The Egtved Girl was dressed in woolen clothing and had a bronze medallion on the belt around her waist.
Judging by her clothing, the experts assume she was a person of high status.
The Egtved Girl was buried with what seemed to be the remains of a cremated child and a bark bucket that was once used for keeping beer.
After analyzing the oak coffin in which she had been buried, the researchers found that the Egtved Girl died approximately 3,400 years ago.
A team of researchers from Denmark decided to learn more about the Egtved Girl so they started to further analyze the remains found in the coffin.
The scientists analyzed chemicals from the girl’s body and items found in the coffin and found that the Egtved Girl was not originally from Denmark, as it was previously thought.
Also, the analysis revealed that the girl did not eat protein food from occasionally and that she spent the last months of her life traveling.
The authors of the study wrote that this is the first study which provides evidence that people who lived in the Bronze Age period moved quickly and traveled long distances in short periods of time.
The scientists detailed the findings of their new study in the journal Scientific Reports.
The researchers from the University of Copenhagen released a statement in which they praise the new study, saying it is the first of its kind that tracked the movements of a prehistoric person so precisely.
In order to be able to track down the ancient steps of the Egtved Girl, the researchers, led by Karin Margarita Frei from the National Museum of Denmark, examined samples collected from the body of the girl and the items she was buried with.
The researchers believe the Egtved Girl was originally from southern Germany who married a man from Jutland to ally her family with the man’s.
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