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Arrowhead found lodged in Iron Age warrior’s spine

An arrowhead has been found embedded in the spine of an Iron Age warrior. The arrow was not the cause of death as the warrior lived long enough for the bone to heal around the metal point. "This found individual was extremely lucky to survive," said study researcher Svetlana Svyatko, a

2,500-year-old battle wound X-rayed

A musculoskeletal and body imaging radiologist has X-rayed a 2,500-year-old arrow-pierced arm bone that belonged to a Greek soldier. There was a barbed component to the arrowhead that could not be seen with the naked eye. The full extent of the remaining arrowhead could now be seen and was seated superficially

Inca skeletons show evidence of Spanish brutality

Wired Science takes a look at some Incan skeletons which show how brutal the Spanish were. Murphy’s team assessed skeletons of 258 Inca individuals, age 15 or older, excavated several years ago at the two cemeteries. In one cemetery, bodies had been hastily deposited in shallow graves. One-quarter of 120

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