Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

    Theoretical Physics | Quantum Biology | Dark Matter Research Cluster

    Examples of cranial trauma identified in the mass grave of Schöneck-Kilianstädten

    Examples of cranial trauma identified in the mass grave. (A) CT reconstruction of cranial fragment no. 331, displaying a healed depressed fracture on the left parietal (open arrows) with evidence of nonunion of fracture edges (A and B) and surgical treatment (solid arrows). (B) Endocranial view of left adult parietal no. 79 showing a comminuted blunt-force injury with internal beveling. (C) Ectocranial view of skull fragment no. 233 (a child ca. 3–5 y old) showing a shaped, nonpenetrating blunt-force injury of the left parietal. (D) Ectocranial view of skull fragment no. 177 (a child ca. 8 y old) showing a shaped, nonpenetrating blunt-force injury across the frontal bone. (Scale bars, 3 cm each.)

     

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    The massacre mass grave of Schöneck-Kilianstädten reveals new insights into collective violence in Early Neolithic Central Europe.