A probable case of euthanasia amongst prehistoric aborigines at Roonka, South Australia.

@article{Pounder1983APC,
  title={A probable case of euthanasia amongst prehistoric aborigines at Roonka, South Australia.},
  author={Derrick J. Pounder and M J Prokopec and G L Pretty},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={1983},
  volume={23 2-3},
  pages={99-108}
}
Amongst skeletons recovered from an archeological survey at Roonka on the lower Murray River in South Australia was that of a pregnant woman. The position of the full term foetus and evidence of head trauma to the woman suggests that a mercy killing took place following failure of childbirth. The study of this burial provides an insight into Aboriginal society which would not be available from other sources. 

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