Skip to comments.Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe
Posted on 08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT by ETL
BERLIN (AP) Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds.
Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors.
"What is particularly interesting is the level of violence. Not just the suppression of a rival community if that is what it was but the egregious and systematic breaking of the lower legs," said Scarre. "It suggests the use of terror tactics as part of this inter-community violence."
Meyer, an anthropologist at the University of Mainz, Germany, said nobody can say for sure what prompted the killings so long after the fact. But it's possible to put forward theories, based on what's known about the LBK culture and the conditions they faced. For example, the end of LBK culture coincided with a period of climate change.
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Notice nothing good can ever possibly result from it, only bad, if it were even happening.
No pics here, AP. See link.
Climate change done it.
“The current ice age, the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, started about 2.58 million years ago during the late Pliocene, when the spread of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere began. Since then, the world has seen cycles of glaciation with ice sheets advancing and retreating on 40,000- and 100,000-year time scales called glacial periods, glacials or glacial advances, and interglacial periods, interglacials or glacial retreats.
The earth is currently in an interglacial, and the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago. All that remains of the continental ice sheets are the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and smaller glaciers such as on Baffin Island.”
You don’t have to go that far back to find plenty of evidence of massive slaughters in Europe.
I’m thinking it was a commune of thieving hippies — and they made the mistake of crossing the local biker gang.
Solar scientists predict that the Earth will enter a "mini ice age" around 2030 due to decreased activity by the sun, which will bring with it frigid cold winters. The last time the Earth experienced a similar situation occurred between 1645 and 1715.
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They found Conan’s hometown. ;)
“Im thinking it was a commune of thieving hippies...”
I was thinking it sounded like the aftermath of a pretty typical Football (Soccer) match.
Concur. And those who denied it got their heads bashed in and their legs broke.
Algore must be salivating over the thought.
Maybe they failed to pay their debts to the local mob?
Proto-Amish strike again....
There was a Conan I. Conan I. (The Crooked) Duke of Brittany was born about 944, in Rennes, Bretagne, France. He married Ermengarde d’Anjou in France. They had one child during their marriage. He died in 992 in Conquereuil, Pays de la Loire, France, at the age of 48.
A bit later on the timeline so probably not related to this massacre.
If they had just given up their SUVs and air-conditioning, it wouldn’t have come to this.
Must have been climate change deniers ;-)
According to the REH maps Cimmeria was under the present North Sea somewhere, anyway.
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