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Prehistoric Man Killed Over Women


June 3, 2008

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A new study suggests men brutally killed their rivals over women more than 7,000 years ago. Research findings by National Science Foundation-supported anthropologists-led by Durham University in the United Kingdom--explain how a mass grave of skeletons found in the village of Talheim in the south-west of Germany, could prove that men clubbed each other to death to secure their women. Full Story

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