Skeletal tests suggest sacrificial victims during Shang Dynasty were held for a time

(Phys.org)A team of researchers from Canada and China has found skeletal evidence of sacrificial victims during the Shang Dynasty being held for a period of time before being killed. In their paper published in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, the group describes their chemical analysis of bones from 68 sacrificial victims from Yinxuthe Shang capital.

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