Tuvan Cemetery reveals evidence on violence in the Early Common Era in a nomadic community

From a cemetery in the Republic of Tuva in Southern Siberia, archaeologists have unearthed the skeletons of 87 individuals from lived between the 2nd to fourth century CE. An analysis of the skeletons determined that 25% died of violence. Most probably due to hand-to-hand combat. There was also evidence of which ritualist violence, such as scalping and throat-slitting.

For more, please see Archaeology News Network and the original article in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

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