In Italy, archaeologists during excavations managed to find a child's tooth that belonged in the past to one of the last Neanderthals in the country. The corresponding work was carried out by the staff of the universities of Bologna with the participation of colleagues from Ferrara.
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The specified find was made by scientists while studying the Berici hills, which are located in the Veneto region. It is assumed that the owner of the tooth lived in these areas about 48 thousand years ago. Archaeologists admit that this is one of the last descendants of Homo neanderthalensis in Italy. It was established that the tooth was milk, and it belonged to a person not older than 12 years. Through genetic analysis, it was possible to find out that the deceased Neanderthal had relatives in Belgium from the mother's side.
Subsequently, the place where the remains were found can serve as a key in the process of explaining the gradual disappearance of the species from the territory of Europe. When the child who inhabited the Berichi hills lost a tooth, the Neanderthal communities were already active over 1 thousand km in Bulgaria.