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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2020 9:24 p.m. PST

…of prehistoric Europe.

"Attacked from behind and at times dismembered, the fallen residents of an ancient Iberian village add to evidence that prehistoric Europe was a violent place.

Violence in ancient Europe isn't unheard of, with some unearthed massacres attributed to power struggles after the fall of the Roman Empire around 1,500 years ago (SN: 4/25/18). But a new analysis of bones from 13 victims suggests that a violent massacre occurred at a site in what's now Spain centuries before the Romans arrived, researchers report October 1 in Antiquity.

Finding "partially burnt skeletons and scattered human bones with unhealed injuries caused by sharp weapons demonstrated that this was an extremely violent event," says archaeologist Javier Ordoņo Daubagna of Arkikus, an archaeological research company in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain…"
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The Tin Dictator25 Oct 2020 1:06 p.m. PST

The site of a massacre shows evidence of violence ?
Who'd a thunk it !?

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