Friday, August 08, 2014

Bone Fields

A discovery of some 60 iron age warriors in Denmark revealed some odd rituals . . . well archeologists are assuming they are rituals. The warriors appear to have lay upon the battle field where they died for about six months. Afterwards their bodies were gathered up, scraped of what flesh remained and ritually mutilated. Some of them were strung together, the bones were separated and gathered by type and then the lot thrown into the lake.

Its thought maybe a post battle ritual. But why six months (they estimate six months after the battle by the marks the animals left on them after gnawing for a bit)? Of course it could have just been a fisherman who used that spit of land to fish and wanted all the bones cleared up?

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