Gruesome mystery: 8,000-year-old skulls found impaled on wooden stakes

NewsTen Stone Age people men, women and a child may have been killed, sacrificed, or even died by accident. At least some of the heads of the deceased were mounted on stakes, according to a new find at the 8,000-year-old Kanaljorden burial site in Sweden.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Archaeology

Gruesome mystery: 8,000-year-old skulls found impaled on wooden stakes

Archaeologists in Sweden have uncovered mysterious 8,000-year-old skulls mounted on wooden stakes that shed new light on grisly Stone Age rituals.

Thu 15 Feb 18 from FOXNews

Gruesome mystery: 8,000-year-old skulls found on wooden stakes , Thu 15 Feb 18 from FOXNews

Mystery of 8,000-Year-Old Impaled Human Heads Has Researchers Stumped

Archaeologists have never before encountered this grisly phenomenon in Mesolithic Scandinavia, and they're hard-pressed to explain it.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from National Geographic

8,000-year-old human skulls found on stakes in lake grave

The finding near Sweden's Motala Stro?m river is the first evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers displayed heads on wooden spikes.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

8,000-Year-Old Heads on Stakes Found in Mysterious Underwater Grave

The discovery of a burial containing 8,000-year-old battered human skulls, including two that still have pointed wooden stakes through them, has left archaeologists baffled, according to a new ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Livescience

Photos: Stone Age Skulls Found on Wooden Stakes

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Livescience

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