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WorldVictims of 'human sacrifice' among skeletons discovered at prehistoric settlement

14:15  15 april  2019
14:15  15 april  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more humans , usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a ritual. Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history.

From prehistory to the 21st century, human sacrifice has been practiced around the world by One sacrificed victim was around 13 years old. Archaeologists have also found thousands of human The skeleton of a man found buried in a ditch at Stonehenge has been interpreted by Jacqueline The remains of five human sacrifices , four of them young children, have also been discovered at

Dozens of Neolithic skeletons, including those of people who may have been victims of human sacrifice, have been discovered in an almost 3,000-year-old settlement in Britain.

The remains of 26 people from the Iron Age and Roman periods were found, including a woman with her feet cut off and her arms bound behind her head, and another person with their skull placed by their feet.

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Iron Age skeletons dug up during work on a new water pipeline may have been the victims of ritual human sacrifice , archaeologists believe. Some 26 human skeletons were found in pits at Childrey Warren, near Wantage, Oxfordshire, alongside evidence of dwellings

The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body. It is composed of around 270 bones at birth – this total decreases to around 206 bones by adulthood after some bones get fused together.

A collection of tools from different time periods was also found in the settlement, which was discovered by engineers laying water pipes in Oxfordshire, England.

Archaeologists inspecting the remains believe the people found were from the same community involved in creating the Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric chalk sculpture on a nearby hill.

"These findings open a unique window into the lives and deaths of communities we often know only for their monumental buildings, such as hillforts or the Uffington White Horse," Paolo Guarino, Cotswold Archaeology project officer, said in a statement.

"The results from the analysis of the artefacts, animal bones, the human skeletons and the soil samples will help us add some important information to the history of the communities that occupied these lands so many years ago," he added.

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Explore the dark history of human sacrifice which has been with us for more than 5,000 years. When the prehistoric site at Fiskerton in Lindisfarne was first excavated in 1981, archaeologists So were these bog victims in fact executions and not sacrifices ? If such a distinction could be drawn

A prehistoric cemetery containing hundreds of tombs, some of which held sacrificed humans , has The skeleton of an adult female who is facing toward the northwest was discovered among the prehistoric People from the Qijia culture lived in modest settlements (smaller than 20 acres), in

The group has removed the remains from the site for a forensic investigation. They were found during work on a Thames Water project aimed at protecting an Oxfordshire chalk stream.

The findings "provided a glimpse into the beliefs and superstitions of people living in Oxfordshire before the Roman conquest," said Neil Holbrook, chief executive of Cotswold Archaeology. "Evidence elsewhere suggests that burials in pits might have involved human sacrifice."

"The discovery challenges our perceptions about the past, and invites us to try to understand the beliefs of people who lived and died more than 2,000 years ago," he added.

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