8000-year old underwater burial site reveals human skulls mounted on poles

A team of researchers with Stockholm University and the Cultural Heritage Foundation has uncovered the remains of a number of Mesolithic people in an underwater grave in a part of what is now Sweden. In their paper published in the journal Antiquity, the group describes the site where the remains were found, the condition of the remains and also offer some possible explanations for the means by which the remains found their way to the underwater burial site.

8000-year old underwater burial site reveals human skulls mounted on poles

A team of researchers with Stockholm University and the Cultural Heritage Foundation has uncovered the remains of a number of Mesolithic people in an underwater grave in a part of what is now ...

Mon 19 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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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