Skip to comments.Earliest Europeans Were Cannibals, Wore Bling
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 ...
Cut marks are seen on this early human bone recovered from southeastern Europe.
L. Crépin - S. Prat / MNHN - CNRS)
Where did they move from? That might shine some light on their cultural practices.
Little scratch marks, bib, big conclusions.
Well today we kill millions of the most helpless of our species every year....guess we’ve regressed.
Or the person was in a fight which resulted in the cut marks.
Looks more like claw marks to me.
Two cannibals were eating a clown. One says to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”
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!!
Agree, could have been one of those you mess with my woman and i will hit you with a damn big rock.
I saw an old lady friend and remarked that she still wore bling.
My daughter straightened me out.
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.
As soon as I see or hear a word like “bling”, the credibility of the presenter is gone.
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...”
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
Is that the same cannibal that passed his brother in the woods?
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.`
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.
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“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!”
Hannibal Lecter was European.
“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.