Possible Sacrifice Victims Unearthed at Henge Site in Germany — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

PÖMMELTE, GERMANY—According to a Live Science report, the fractured skull and rib bones of women, children, and teenagers, and axes, drinking vessels, animal bones, and stone mills have been found buried in pits at a henge site in northwest Germany. Located near the village of Pömmelte, the henge consisted of several concentric circles made of…

Hmmm… It is always interesting to see articles that attribute attacks of violence to human sacrifice. Does the lack of male remains mean this site could not of been the site of an attack or raid? Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence. Maybe the make remains are missing because they were treated differently? Maybe it was an attack particularly against women and children?

I am not saying that this is the case, or that they are more likely than what is mentioned in the article. But part of the job of archaeology is always to ask question, challenge ideas and keep an open mind. Do you have a t ideas about what these remains might mean? I would love to hear them :).

via Possible Sacrifice Victims Unearthed at Henge Site in Germany — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

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