Skulls of 80 young women found in ancient mass grave

Published on December 11th, 2013 | by Admin

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The skulls of more than 80 young women have been found in Neolithic mass grave in northern China.

The women’s bodies were not present, the official news agency Xinhua said, adding that archaeologists concluded that the skulls were “likely to be related to the construction of the city wall” in “ancient religious activities or foundation ceremonies” before construction began.

There may have been an outbreak of mass violence or ethnic conflict in the region at the time since “ancient people were prone to use their enemies or captives as sacrifices”, it added.

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