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Published: 2020-08-04

New Scientist: Wealth gap in Europe as early as 6600 years ago

NEWS Archaeologists Chelsea Budd and Malcolm Lillie at Umeå University, together with colleagues, have analysed a 6,600-year-old burial sites in the Osłonki community in Poland to try to determine whether socio-economic inequality existed in these ancient communities. Analyses of skeletal remains reveal that the wealth gap in Europe began to open as early as 6,600 years ago, much earlier than previously believed.