Palaeoanthropology: Early burials had mutilation rituals.


in Germany and his colleagues analysed bones from 26 human burials, discovered during 15 years of archaeological excavations in a cave in east-central Brazil (pictured). They found that the remains were treated before and during burial in a variety of ways, including defleshing and tooth removal. Bones dating to roughly 9,500 years ago showed signs of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/540172a


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@article{Paiva2016PalaeoanthropologyEB, title={Palaeoanthropology: Early burials had mutilation rituals.}, author={Maur{\'i}cio Magalh{\~a}es de Paiva}, journal={Nature}, year={2016}, volume={540 7632}, pages={172} }