“There are a lot of very unusual pit fillings, which suggest this might have been some sort of ritual environment,” Dr O’Connor said.
They include the headless body of a deer; some antlers; and some pits with a single wooden stake in each. “They could have been used to mark the pit.”
I have no doubt that this man was sacrificed to the gods. Possibly he was captured in war, or was some kind of criminal. If his death did not appease any divine beings, it has at least brought great joy to future archaeologists.