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Evidence of Mesolithic cannibalism found in Spain

Evidence of cannibalism has been found in a cave near Valencia, in Spain. In a recent paper for Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Valencia anthropologist Juan V. Morales-Pérez and colleagues describe their discovery of human bones covered in marks that suggest what they delicately refer to as "anthropophagic practices." Carbon

Evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism found in Belgium

Bone fragments found in the Goyet caves in Belgium are evidence of cannibalistic behaviour among Neanderthals. There is evidence of skinning, cutting up, and extraction of bone marrow. Lead scientist Professor Herve Bocherens, from the University of Tubingen in Germany, said: "These indications allow us to assume that the Neanderthals practised cannibalism. "The

Sturgeon remains found near cannibalism victim at Jamestown

The remains of dozens of large sturgeon have been found in the cellar of of a James Fort kitchen where archaeologists recently recovered the remains of a 14-year-old girl who had been cannibalized. The sturgeon scutes, which are pieces of pyramid-shaped bone covered in pores that line sturgeon bodies, are evidence

Jamestown Colony settlers resorted to cannibalism

New evidence has been found that suggests the settlers at Jamestown Colony in Virginia resorted to eating a 14-year-old girl during the harsh winter of 1609. A recent excavation at the historic site discovered the carcasses of dogs, cats and horses consumed during the season commonly called the “Starving Time.” But

Evidence of cannibalism found in ancient Mexican group

Researchers have found evidence which shows that the Xiximes people of northern Mexico practiced cannibalism in the 15th century. Now an analysis of more than three dozen bones bearing evidence of boiling and defleshing confirms that the Xiximes people were in fact cannibals, archaeologists say. The Xiximes believed that ingesting the bodies

Earliest Europeans were cannibals and wore jewellery

32,000-year-old human remains have been found with post-mortem cut marks indicating ritual cannibalism. Mammoth jewellery was also found at the site. The remains, described in PLoS One, date to 32,000 years ago and represent the oldest direct evidence for anatomically modern humans in a well-documented context. The human remains are also

Spanish Neanderthal bones tell story of cannibalistic slaughter

New research has revealed that the Neanderthal remains found in the northern forests of Spain show evidence of being slaughtered by by cannibals. “It’s an amazing find,” said Todd Disotell, an anthropologist at New York University. Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum of London said the report “gives us

Tyrannosaurs were cannibals

A Tyrannosaurus rex's teeth marks have been found on another Tyrannosaurs bones. The gouges had to have been made by a large carnivore, he said, and when the mystery fossils were deposited 65 million years ago, T. rex was the only North American carnivore large and toothy enough to make