Human Spines

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    Human spines on sticks found in 500-year-old graves in Peru

    (ORDO NEWS) — Some of the reed-threaded vertebrae date to nearly 600 years ago. Hundreds of years ago, Indigenous people in coastal Peru may have collected the scattered remains of their dead from desecrated graves and threaded reed posts through the spinal bones. Scientists recently counted nearly 200 of these bone-threaded posts in stone tombs in Peru’s Chincha Valley, and they suspect that the practice arose as a means of…