Till death do us part — unless we’re in the same grave.
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“More than 78,000 years ago there was a community who felt [strongly] about losing a child and elaborated a warm farewell.”
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Archaeologists excavating graves in Northern China reported in 2021 that they’d found the remains of a couple wrapped in each other’s arms.
Archaeologists found trinkets in the walls of an ancient Scottish roundhouse that may have been kept by friends and relatives after a loved one’s death.
Sometimes, humans didn’t want to die without their animals.
A 2019 report in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports found that pet dogs belonging to Neolithic humans in modern-day Spain were sacrificed to be buried with their owners.