Has one person here ever dug a 8X4X6 hole with hand tools?
Some latitudes left the dead stacked like cordwood for months until the ground thawed enough to dig a hole.
“The introduction of the steam shovel and backhoe changed the hard realities of disposition of the dead in ways it’s difficult to explain.”
There is a Nat Geo documentary called “Viking Apocalypse”
They were building or widening a roadway in the south of England, and discovered a bunch of bones together.
The thesis is that a group (probably Vikings) were beheaded. They use science to determine who, and perhaps why.
Studying teeth reveals diet, studying diet reveals childhood location, etc.