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Earliest Europeans Were Cannibals, Wore Bling
Discovery News ^ | 7-6-2011 | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 07/10/2011 7:44:31 AM PDT by Renfield

* The earliest known modern humans from southeast Europe wore shell and mammoth jewelry. * The same early humans also likely practiced cannibalism. * The cannibalism was tied to funeral rituals, since the bones were not butchered like meat.

Early humans wore jewelry and likely practiced cannibalism, suggest remains of the earliest known Homo sapiens from southeastern Europe.

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 the oldest known for our species in Europe to show post-mortem cut marks....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; paleoanthropology; paleolithic

Cut marks are seen on this early human bone recovered from southeastern Europe.

L. Crépin - S. Prat / MNHN - CNRS)

1 posted on 07/10/2011 7:44:35 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Paleocannibal ping.


2 posted on 07/10/2011 7:45:17 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Where did they move from? That might shine some light on their cultural practices.


3 posted on 07/10/2011 7:52:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Renfield

Little scratch marks, bib, big conclusions.


4 posted on 07/10/2011 7:54:31 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Renfield

Well today we kill millions of the most helpless of our species every year....guess we’ve regressed.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 7:54:54 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Renfield

Or the person was in a fight which resulted in the cut marks.


6 posted on 07/10/2011 7:56:06 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Looks more like claw marks to me.


7 posted on 07/10/2011 8:02:14 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Renfield

Two cannibals were eating a clown. One says to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”


8 posted on 07/10/2011 8:02:57 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Could be.


9 posted on 07/10/2011 8:03:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: org.whodat
Why are they necessarily human teeth marks??? Why not animals??

Duh...We know cannibilism exists/existed all over the world at some point.

Always makes for a good story and interesting ploy for GRANT MONEY!!

10 posted on 07/10/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Agree, could have been one of those you mess with my woman and i will hit you with a damn big rock.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 8:07:23 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Renfield
So that is where the Neanderthals went.
12 posted on 07/10/2011 8:15:04 AM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: Renfield
Why did the author of this piece use the word “Bling?” Was she born and raised in the Ghetto, and only speaks Ebonics?
13 posted on 07/10/2011 8:16:10 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Where did they move from? That might shine some light on their cultural practices.

Detroit.

14 posted on 07/10/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Cowboy Bob
I noticed that, too.

I saw an old lady friend and remarked that she still wore bling.

My daughter straightened me out.

15 posted on 07/10/2011 8:23:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Renfield
If you go back far enough through any society, you'll find cannibalism. The Japanese practiced cannibalism right up to the end of WWII.
16 posted on 07/10/2011 8:24:58 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Renfield

I just read the scientific article since I wanted to know how the researchers could conclude that the cut marks were from cannibalism.

The original article simply puts forth cannibalism as a possible explanation. The analysis does not go further than comparing that butchered animal bones were treated differently than human bones.

Just another example of poor science journalism. The journalist has taken a speculative statement from a scientific article and made it into more than what it really is. This does a great disservice to science.


17 posted on 07/10/2011 8:28:59 AM PDT by jim86
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To: Renfield

As soon as I see or hear a word like “bling”, the credibility of the presenter is gone.


18 posted on 07/10/2011 8:39:08 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Rennes Templar

One cannibal takes the choice part of the kill from the other, leaving him with only scraps.

Realizing this, the second cannibal comes over and says- “I’ve got a bone to pick with you...”


19 posted on 07/10/2011 8:42:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (Guess who coming to dinner?)
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To: Renfield
Expanding on a point made already..

Headline: July, 34012

Early humans harvested their unborn, cuts on unborn remains show
Mostly Like Early Humans Ate Their Unborn
Scientists find gruesome evidence from the 1900s

20 posted on 07/10/2011 9:20:21 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: mikrofon

Is that the same cannibal that passed his brother in the woods?


21 posted on 07/10/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Renfield

What did one Cro-Magon cannibal say to the other Cro-Magnon cannibal?
`Oh do you remember that Neanderthal guy that always hung around the bone pit?
Well, I had him over for lunch on Saturday.`


22 posted on 07/10/2011 9:33:09 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Renfield

I suspect ‘bling’ is really a practical innovation in an archaic society where wearing your most valuable/sacred possessions around your neck and carrying them everywhere were simply the only means of securing them.


23 posted on 07/10/2011 9:38:20 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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24 posted on 07/10/2011 9:53:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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Thanks Renfield. Is that wrong? ;')

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25 posted on 07/10/2011 7:13:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

“Wow, look at the size of that rock Ugg is wearing! Is that a genuine Fossil sundial he’s got on?”
“I don’t know, but he looks good enough to eat!”
;)


26 posted on 07/11/2011 2:39:26 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

;’)


27 posted on 07/11/2011 3:39:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LibertyRocks

Hannibal Lecter was European.


28 posted on 07/11/2011 1:32:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Why did the author of this piece use the word “Bling?” Was she born and raised in the Ghetto, and only speaks Ebonics?”

Why pass up a chance to demonstrate solidarity with an oppressed minority?

BTW: Use of the word “ghetto” is just an attempt to steal credibility from the Jews, who actually were forced to live in them, sometimes being locked in at night.

Our minorities live in slums, not ghettos, and these places are slums because they turned them into slums. Except for housing projects, they were all respectable neighborhoods at some point.

I have pity for young people who are forced to become thugs by slightly older thugs, who are beaten if they do well in school because that is “too white,” who don’t understand why they should puke when somebody says “stay black.”

However, if I see a mob of them with bricks and clubs headed for my domicile, I will use the minimum amount of force necessary to ensure the safety of my wife and children.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 12:12:12 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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