Here's a particular crazy archaeological find for you - one previously reported by the team at @TheLocalSweden. Funnily enough, it speaks to the organised, industrious nature of the Swedes for at least the last 8,000 years... /1
During works for a new railway, near the town of Motala in central Sweden, archaeologists found a platform, one made of stacked stones at the bottom of what had once been a lake, at a site called Kanaljorden. /2
On top of the stones? The skulls of up to 11 distinct individuals - men and women, as well as children. The broken pieces of some skulls were placed within the brain pan of others, almost like someone had been tidying up. /3
C-14 testing revealed that the bones dated from around 6000 years before the birth of Christ, to a period known as the Mesolithic. This was before agriculture, when our ancestors were still hunter-gatherers. /7
What the site represents, other than a way to display and honour the dead, we don't know - I'll certainly tell you when I do! In the meantime, read @TheLocalSweden coverage for more info. /8 https://www.thelocal.se/20110919/36226
For a closer look, this page is more in-depth and rigorous. /9 http://www.northerntrb.net/Kanaljorden-introduction.html …
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