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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

"Archaeologists have discovered a Late Neolithic (3100 2900 B.C.) mass grave at the site of highway construction in Saint-Doulchard, central France. It is the first collective burial of its era found in the region. Similar burials have been found in the Paris Basin. They are older, from the middle of the 4th millennium B.C., and the recent discovery suggests the practice spread 155 miles to the south over the centuries in between.

The bodies of about 40 individuals were interred in a rectangular pit 13 feet long and 5'9″ wide. There was originally some type of wood structure, as evidenced by the rectilinear perimeter of the pit today, but the wood has decomposed over the millennia…"

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Zephyr127 Mar 2021 9:03 p.m. PST

Well, that's going to be a fun mess to sort out…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2021 4:10 p.m. PST

(smile)


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