Thursday, May 28, 2015
A Victim of Violence, 430,000 Years Old
convincingly identified as the victim of violence from other humans. Those two wounds above the eye were caused by blows from a pickax or some similar implement, wielded by another person; that there are two implies intention. (A person might fall on a sharp rock, but probably not two sharp rocks one after the other.) The skull comes from a Spanish cave where it was intentionally buried around 430,000 years ago.
Labels: archaeology, historic preservation
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What about falling once onto a single sharp rock with two protuding points in close proximity to each other?
Apparently the wounds are sequential, not simultaneous.
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