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2,500-Year-Old Human Preserved Brain Discovered (England)
Live Science ^ | March 25, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 03/25/2011 6:35:36 PM PDT by decimon

A 2,500-year-old human skull uncovered in England was less of a surprise than what was in it: the brain. The discovery of the yellowish, crinkly, shrunken brain prompted questions about how such a fragile organ could have survived so long and how frequently this strange type of preservation occurs.

Except for the brain, all of the skull's soft tissue was gone when the skull was pulled from a muddy Iron Age pit where the University of York was planning to expand its Heslington East campus. [Britain's Oldest Brain Found]

"It was just amazing to think that a brain of someone who had died so many thousands of years ago could persist just in wet ground," said Sonia O'Connor, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bradford. O’Connor led a team of researchers who assessed the state of the brain after it was found in 2008 and looked into likely modes of preservation. [Image of preserved brain]

"It's particularly surprising, because if you talk to pathologists who deal with fresh dead bodies they say the first organ to really deteriorate and to basically go to liquid is the brain because of its high fat content," O'Connor said.

When it was found, the skull — which belonged to a man probably between 26 and 45 years old — was accompanied by a jaw and two neck vertebrae, bearing evidence of hanging and then decapitation. Cut marks on the inside of the neck indicate that the head was severed while there was still flesh on the bones, O'Connor said. There is, however, no indication of why he was hanged, and the rest of his remains have yet to be found.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: brain; godsglyphsgraves; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 03/25/2011 6:35:38 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Nation of chopkeepers ping.


2 posted on 03/25/2011 6:37:03 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

3 posted on 03/25/2011 6:37:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

AB Normal...


4 posted on 03/25/2011 6:39:17 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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Thanks decimon.

"godsglyphsgraves"? ;')

I could have sworn that this had been posted, but I guess not. :')

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5 posted on 03/25/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: decimon

This is predates the Roman and germanic eras in Britain.
(germanic= angles saxons jutes frisians)

The locals at the time were Picts, Celts and possibly others such as Nordics.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 6:53:19 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: dfwgator

7 posted on 03/25/2011 6:54:53 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: decimon

8 posted on 03/25/2011 6:56:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: dfwgator

9 posted on 03/25/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: decimon

A skull full of dried mush, untouched by Liberalism?

Can he run for office?


10 posted on 03/25/2011 7:05:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: decimon
We've got 90 preserved 8,000 year old human brains in Florida.

Bye, Bye Beringia (8,000 Year Old Site In Florida)

11 posted on 03/25/2011 7:07:51 PM PDT by blam
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To: decimon

Must have been good and pickled!


12 posted on 03/25/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...be bop a lula oh poppa do)
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To: VanDeKoik
"Can he run for office? "

He only qualifies as a Democrat.

13 posted on 03/25/2011 7:08:48 PM PDT by blam
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To: dfwgator

When I read the headline and before I clicked on the article I thought “How many replies will it take...”

The answer is three!

Freepers never let me down!


14 posted on 03/25/2011 7:09:47 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: decimon

Inscription on bottom of Jar. Property of Helen Thomas.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 7:14:17 PM PDT by Boiling point (Beck / Palin 2012)
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To: blam
We've got 90 preserved 8,000 year old human brains in Florida.

And they all have Brooklyn accents.

16 posted on 03/25/2011 7:18:03 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

...so that’s where Al Gore left it.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 7:24:15 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: decimon; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ...

LISTER and his friends, PETERSEN, SELBY, and CHEN are playing a rhythmic word game.

PETERSEN: I’ve been to Titan, I’ve been to Juno, I can name eight things that go in jars that you know! Pickles!
SELBY: Jam!
CHEN: Spaghetti!
LISTER: Brains!

CHEN yells and everyone stops.

SELBY: What? In jars?
LISTER: My uncle’s brain’s in a jar. It’s really sad.
CHEN: Why is it sad?
LISTER: He’s not dead yet.
PETERSEN: Right, everybody’s punished. Finish your drinks.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 7:41:46 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 792 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


19 posted on 03/25/2011 8:21:49 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: null and void
I've been to Ganymede
I've been to Mars
I can name ten things you know
that come in jars
20 posted on 03/26/2011 10:28:31 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: null and void

That’s what I get for posting from memory!


21 posted on 03/26/2011 10:32:18 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: decimon

22 posted on 03/26/2011 12:01:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: null and void

I’ll have a drink of that, Null!


23 posted on 03/26/2011 12:15:44 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: decimon
2,500-Year-Old Preserved Brain Discovered

*sniff sniff* Knut's mother would not hit it.

24 posted on 03/26/2011 12:34:01 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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