Prehistoric Brain, Exceptionally Preserved, Found In Waterlogged Pit
A “prehistoric human brain” has been found “pickled” in a bog, Discovery News reports.
The intact brain, which was found in a human skull estimated to be about 2,500 to 2,600 years old, was discovered by scientists in a “waterlogged pit” in the United Kingdom in 2008.
The find was the subject of a study in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
According to the authors of the study, the brain — which was found in Heslington, Yorkshire — is the oldest known intact human brain from Europe and Asia.
Though originally published in 2011, the study made a resurgence this week on the social news site Reddit, where many users commented on the wonder of the preserved organ.
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