Tag: murder

A 10,000 Year-Old Massacre is Now Our Oldest Evidence of War

Today’s wars seem never-ending, and perhaps there’s a reason for it. New evidence indicates that mankind’s sparring has been going on for longer than we originally thought. A study published in Nature describes a mass grave found in Kenya, dating back to approximately 10,000 years ago. Researchers believe that the grave may have been dug following one of the oldest wars …

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skull, history, murder

New Skull Shows Decapitation May Date Back 9,000 Years

Researchers everywhere rejoiced last month when they unearthed a 9,000 year-old skull, and not just because it was old. Instead, the skull represented what might have been the first case of decapitation in human history. But let’s back up for a moment. The skull came from a grave site that was excavated in 2007 in …

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murder, crime

A 430,000-year-old Skull May Belong to the World’s Oldest Murder Victim

Murder is an unfortunate crime that we see daily on the nightly news, and people have been committing this act for centuries. However, new evidence shows that we might have been killing others as far back as 430,000 years ago. A fossilized skull discovered within a Spanish cave has scientists believing that homicide was a real …

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