“Not an ordinary funeral”

Archaeologists studying this 12,000-year-old grave site in northern Israel have identified six stages of the funerary ritual. The burial of a woman, possibly a shaman, included numerous items, including “sea shells, an eagle's wing, a leopard's pelvis, a forearm of a wild boar and even a human foot.’ The remarkably preserved grave and grave items allowed archaeologists to document one of the earliest known funerary rites.

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Reconstruction Of 12,000 Year Old Funeral Feast Brings Ancient Burial Rituals To Life

By Science 2.0 News Staff

July 7, 2016

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