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Human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual

August 12, 2017 - General

Human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual during the Palaeolithic period, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Silvia Bello from The Natural History Museum, UK and colleagues.

Engraved artefacts from Gough’s Cave [Credit: Bello et al (2017)]Human bones bearing cuts and damage are frequently found at Magdalenian (approximately 12 to 17,000 years BP) European sites and one of…

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