Posted: May 29, 2015 9:21 am
by Animavore
This 4,30,000-year old case may be the world’s oldest murder mystery.

Scientists said a fossilised skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale signs of homicide: two fractures inflicted by the same weapon. The skull, belonging to a primitive member of the Neanderthal lineage, was found in an apparent funerary site down a shaft in the appropriately bleak-sounding Sima de los Huesos, Spanish for “Pit of the Bones,” in the Atapuerca mountains.

The skull shows that our species, Homo sapiens, cannot claim a monopoly on murder. ... 52504.aspx

Bit of a badly written article.