Topic ID #38200 - posted 3/28/2017 7:55 PM

Nom Nom Nom: Prehistoric Human Bones Show Signs of Cannibalism


Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with scratch and bite marks on them.

The bones, discovered in the Santa Maria Caves (Coves de Santa Maria) in Alicante, Spain, may be the first instance of cannibalism in the western European Mediterranean region dating to the Mesolithic period, the researchers said. (The Mesolithic period last from about 10,200 to 8,000 years ago on the Iberian Peninsula. "Mesolithic" means middle stone, and it's between the Paleolithic, or old stone, and Neolithic, or new stone, periods.)


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