No Bones About It

Scientists have begun separating neolithic skeletons found in a mass grave in Talheim, Germany in the 1980s by their geographic origin and have found that there are no "local" adult female skeletons in the group. This has led them to believe that the "local" women were seen as special to the attacking/non-local group and were probably captured and taken back to the attacking group's land. Of course, a quick read ofThe Iliad will confirm that women were used as spoils of war, but the curious thing about this mass grave is that there were non-local adult females in the mass grave. [Telegraph]