Stone Age People Were Cannibals
10,000 years ago, a group of Spanish Stone Age people were killed, cooked, and consumed by cannibals, according to an archaeological study of the victims' bones.
Marks from stone tools and teeth on a number of bone fragments from a Spanish cave have provided scientists with clues of Stone Age cannibals. The bones, which are about 10,000 years old, belonged to at least two adults and one child.
The adult bones show clear signs of rough treatment. They include cut marks and blow marks, and they have been fried and bitten into. There is every indication that cannibals have been involved, but the underlying cause of the horrifying actions remains unknown. A period with scarcity of food could have made the prehistoric people so desperate that they did not have any other choice but to consume their peers. Along with the human bones, scientists have, however, also discovered lots of seashells and animal bones from deer, etc., indicating that food was indeed not scarce at the time.
Instead, scientists believe that the victims were from an enemy tribe and that the cannibalism was an element of humiliation. According to the scientists, a third option cannot be ruled out. What happened might have been a burial ritual, by which the dead were honoured by consuming their mortal remains.