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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:07 PM


Several human skulls found mounted on wooden stakes have been uncovered from a Stone Age lake bed in central Sweden in what is believed to be the first discovery of its kind anywhere in the world.

“We found two skulls that still had wooden stakes sticking out of them through a whole at the base of the skull,” archeologist Fredrik Hallgren, head of excavation with the Stiftelsen Kulturmiljövård Mälardalen (‘Cultural Preservation Society of Mälardalen’) told The Local.

The skulls and other artifacts, including bones of wild animals, were recovered at the Kanaljorden excavation site in the town of Motala in central Sweden.

According to results from carbon-14 dating techniques, the skulls and other items are estimated to be about 8,000-years-old.

“As far as we know, this discovery is unique in the world. Nothing has been found like this that is so old,” said Hallgren.

The mounted skulls were found with the stakes inserted the full length from the base to the top of the skull.

In another case a temporal bone of one individual identified as a female was found placed inside the skull of another woman.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:15 PM

stone aged dildo XD

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:19 PM

Game of Thrones?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:17 AM

lollipops for trolls

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:23 AM

gnostic noticed the same thing i did, its great to know some of our ancestors were also freaks.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:12 AM

Kilroy was here, and so was Hagar the Horrible.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:23 AM

Anti goverment protester did'nt bother carry signs on stakes in those days, they just walked around with the heads of their leaders on stakes.....

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

View Postgnostic-deity, on 26 September 2011 - 11:15 PM, said:

stone aged dildo XD

Haha mind****!

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