Primeval people

People were cannibals 10,000 years ago

After the discovery of prints of human teeth on human bones and stone tools, scientists speak of cannibalism in the Stone Age. The bones were found in a Spanish cave.

The bones were found in a cave in the southeast of Spain.

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Bite marks, damage to stone tools and burns on human bones.

These are some of the indications that scientists provide as evidence that the people who lived in present-day Spain 10,000 years ago were cannibals.

The archaeologists examined 30 human bones found in the caves of Santa Maira in eastern Spain. The bones are 9,000 to 10,000 years old.

Meat cut with stone tools

We do not yet know whether people in the early Stone Age slaughtered their peers and ate them as part of a funeral ritual or because of a lack of food.

Whatever the case, traces of stone tools have been found on human bones. And that indicates that those bones are broken and that the flesh and organs are cut from the body of the dead.

In addition, toothprints have been found of people who distinguish themselves from those of predators in that they leave double bent points, isolated triangular holes and superficial straight lines.

The prints are clear

Bones that are a remnant of cannibalism often have several characteristic features.

The 30 Spanish bones all have traces of cannibalism, such as bite prints and traces of stone tools.

The result of the bone research is the first evidence of cannibalism in the western Mediterranean.

Video: Last ever cannibal tribe. 60 Minutes Australia (February 2020).

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