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originally posted by: pheonix358
Well, in a few thousand years, scientists will find some of our stuff. Full skeletons, hanging on hooks. Must be cannibals! What will they think of toys like batman and the hulk.
Perhaps religious figures?
It is quite possible that the skulls were part of a recycling effort to reuse things that were just laying around in the forest. But cannibalism sounds better!
It may have been a way to honor dearly departed Uncle Bob, who liked his ale.
Science, sexing it up because the real answer is simply that they don't know.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Saturnalia
I think it more likley that skull cups were used in rituals by the ancients-that may or may not have involved cannibalism.
They could have been the skulls of highly repected noble men/women,and people may have drunk from them as a mark of respect to that person.
If you want evidence of cannibalism,there are numerous documented cases of ancient human bones which have been found to have flint tool markings in all the places where flesh would be cut from the bones-most likley in order to be eaten.
Such bones have been found all over the world,not just in the UK.
It is a well established fact that our ancestors did eat each other.