Stone Age violence

Published on February 14th, 2013 | by Admin


LiveScience has posted an interesting article about violence during the Stone Age. An examination of skulls found in Scandinavia revealed that 1 in 6 showed signs of physical violence.

The analysis discovered that up to 1 in 6 skulls exhumed in Scandinavia from the late Stone Age — between about 6,000 and 3,700 years ago — had nasty head injuries. And contrary to findings from mass gravesites of the period, women were equally likely to be victims of deadly blows, according to the study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

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Story: Tia Ghose, LiveScience | Photo: David Hunt, North Carolina State University

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