The Pit of Death: The Secret of an Eerie Burial in Neolithic Croatia

(ORDO NEWS) — In Croatia, archaeologists have unearthed a mass grave in which 41 people were buried. It was found that people were killed by fellow tribesmen 6200 years ago. The ancient inhabitants killed both men and women, as well as children.

The dead were 2-50 years old. The main blows were delivered from the back to the skull. There are no marks on the bones of the dead that would indicate attempts to defend themselves.

Approximately 70% of the deceased, according to genetic analysis, had common roots, but were not direct relatives. It is possible that the massacre was caused by significant demographic growth or climate change. People may have been on the brink of starvation, prompting them to commit massacres.

The grave was found in the village of Potochani. A local resident stumbled upon it when he decided to dig a trench for the foundation for the garage. The pit was two meters long and one meter wide. Fragments of ancient ceramics were found together with people.

Of the 41 people, 21 were children. Age ranged from 2 to 17 years. Experts from the University of Zagreb Mario Novak continue to find out the reasons why the massacre took place.


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