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Neolithic burials reveals Stone Age inequality

Research carried out on more than 300 Neolithic burials has revealed that those buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without them.

The project was led by professor Alasdair Whittle from Cardiff University’s school of history, archaeology and religion, and involved studying more than 300 skeletons across central Europe.

The researchers claim to have evidence which suggests “differential land use among the first farmers of Europe, called the Neolithic period”.

The skeletons’ teeth were analysed for strontium isotopes, and results differed between those who were buried with tools called adzes, and those who were not.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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