So the news is still spreading. Apparently this is turning into a major story. These three articles say much the same thing as the last group but I just wanted to keep a running tally.
You never really expected to hear about the discovery of a previously undocumented prehistoric civilization in the Rhine valley, did you?
Have you ever heard of the Princess of the Golden Wood? Dutch, French, and German scientists have just published a report on an excavation of a previously unknown prehistoric grave in a small copse of “golden” woodlands somewhere in the Black Forest region of the Rhine valley. The grave site’s lone occupant, a female of approximately 10,000 years’ age, has been dubbed the “Princess of the Golden Wood” by the archaeologists.
Felecia Bonnet had a promising career in French academia until two years ago. That was when she accepted a teaching position at the Reinhard Van Gelder Institut fr Anthropologie und Archologie at the Universitt des Rheins near Basel, Switzerland. The institute, founded by eminent Dutch archaeologist Dr. Ernst Voorst, is named for the legendary Dr. Reinhard Van Gelder, whose work in the North Sea and Swiss Alps drew attention to previously unstudied aspects of European prehistory.
In an announcement that is sure to turn the scientific world on its ear, a controversial archaeologist has published the first pictures from a secret dig site located near the Rhine river in the Black Forest region. Dr. Ernst Voorst, Director of the Reinhard Van Gelder Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology from the Univerisity of the Rhine, gave the media and the scientific world outside his team their first look at a prehistoric woodland community.
Putting all the pieces of this story together has been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see what else Dr. Voorst and his colleagues have in store. This kind of research is what makes the world of archaeology (and anthropology) so exciting.
Way to go, Dr. Voorst and team! Keep up the good work!