Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Human Sacrifice at the Ryedale Windy Pits
When a group of caves has a name like the Ryedale Windy Pits, you know something bad has been done there. Burials were excavated from the caves in the 1800s and the 1950s, dating to Neolithic and Iron Age times. The BBC show Cold Cases examined the skeletons that had been found in the 1950s, and they determined that some of them had died by "blunt force trauma" to the head and at least one had been scalped. They conclude that these people were likely the victims of human sacrifice.