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Ancient Levant practice of modifying skulls increased with rise in temperatures

April 2, 2019 - General

The removal and modification of skulls in the Levant was documented for the first time during the Natufian period around 11,000 years ago, and it continued for another 500-3,000 years into the end of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) period, a Jordanian scholar recently told The Jordan Times.

A 9,500-year-old Neolithic plastered skull from the British Museum’s collection
[Credit: British Museum]“Crania plastering was common in the…

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