John of Anina

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In 2002, the oldest modern human remains in Europe were discovered in a cave (Peștera cu Oase) near Anina, Romania. Nicknamed "Ion din Anina" (John of Anina), his remains (the lower jaw) are some 40,000 years old.

A second expedition by Erik Trinkaus and Ricardo Rodrigo discovered further fragments (e.g. a skull dated ~36,000 years old, nicknamed "Vasile").

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