The site of the ancient village Poggio Civitate in Italy, where archaeologists have uncovered scattered baby bones.
The bucolic site was occupied for centuries, but the bones were found scattered on the floor of 7th-century B.C. structures in the village.
The humerus, or arm bone, of a baby around newborn age found discarded with rubbish in Poggio Civitate.
The ilium, a portion of the pelvis, of a near-newborn-age infant in Poggio Civitate, found among discarded animal bones in a 7th-century workshop at Poggio Civitate.
Poggio Civitate Workshop
The workshop floor where most of the bones were found, as seen under excavation today.
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