Dozens of fighters found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say.
The carving dates back more than 3,300 years and bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.
The child was able to survive head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result.
Powerful things can often derive from simple principles, and this one's a doozy. It turns out the Egyptian pyramid builders were able to move the massive stones by greasing the sleds -- with water!
Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods.
The discoveries date back over 2,500 years to the Iron Age, a time period when several groups vied for supremacy over what is now northern Iraq.
Neanderthals may have interbred more widely than thought, if an inner ear with the species' traits are any sign.
Square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, study finds.
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