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Friday, August 7, 2009

Ancient Human Bone Found In Devon May Evince Cannibalism

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Devon | Cannibalism theory over bone-find
A human bone found in Devon with tool-cut marks thought to have been made during a ritual ceremony 9,000 years ago may be evidence of cannibalism.

The arm bone was identified by Torquay Museum staff documenting animal remains discovered in Kents Cavern in Torquay.

Some archaeologists have suggested the marks, thought to have been made by a stone tool, are a sign of cannibalism, the museum said.

The caves are the oldest Scheduled Ancient Monument in Britain.

Evidence of human occupation dates back 500,000 years.

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