Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Ancient, Indiscriminate Mass Murder

Genetic analysis of skeletons from 6,200 years ago, found in a pit in Croatia, shows the victims were unrelated: Men, women and children appear to have been brutally slaughtered en masse

Ariel David
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Humanity has a history of violence that probably goes back to the dawn of its existence. When confronted with the earliest cases of mass murder, modern experts can usually tease out some motive for the carnage, make some sense of what appears to be senseless killing: conflict over resources; human sacrifice; locals slaughtering an immigrant population (or vice versa).

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