An illustration of an ancient Chinese couple in an embrace

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Five grisly archeological finds will change how you see ancient humans

Till death do us part — unless we’re in the same grave.

Zhang et al. / International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

Jacqueline Jing Lin

Relationships are a quintessential part of our human experience — our ancient ancestors were no exception.

The fog of the past makes it difficult to decipher what human bonds looked like thousands of years ago.

Luckily, archaeologists have unearthed some telling remains that hint at the dynamics of ancient relationships — be it among friends, lovers, family, or companions.

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