All over the world, we can find monuments, artifacts, and burial sites of ancient civilizations that allow us to travel back in time and take a look at human history to better understand our origins.
In Tübingen, Germany archaeologists found a burial site of a woman who probably lived in the area almost 4,000 years ago. Estimates indicate that the woman was in her early 20s when she died but her bones show no signs of disease or injury, so they have not been able to identify the causes of her death.
However, one of the highlights of the find is that inside the tomb of this prehistoric young woman, there was a kind of spiral gold wire that is presumed to be used as an ornament for her hair.
The use of this type of accessories indicates that this person enjoyed a certain high status in her society. Unfortunately by the time of her death between 1850 B.C. and 1700 B.C. writing had not yet spread throughout Europe so there are no records that allow historians to indicate the identity of this mysterious woman.
The gold artifact found has important historical relevance as it becomes the oldest gold artifact found in southwest Germany and its chemical composition points that it probably came from the Carnon River area in Cornwall, England which indicates a long migratory journey of its carrier o a commercial exchange between ancient peoples that inhabited the area.
“Precious metal finds from this period are very rare in southwestern Germany. The gold find from the Tübingen district is evidence that western cultural groups such as from Britain and France gained increasing influence over central Europe in the first half of the second millennium B.C,” researchers said in a statement.
It was only in 2020 that this corpse was found and unearthed so the definitive conclusions that can be drawn from it are still quite limited, it is expected that in the coming months, scientists will have more results.