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Saturday, 28 March 2020

The first confirmed murder in history seems to have taken place 430,000 years ago

The first confirmed murder in history seems to have taken place 430,000 years ago
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Catchup News learns today that a death 430,000 years ago may be the first confirmed murder in human history. So it’s officially not just “these days” and “young yobos” then? Interesting. Scientists using modern forensic techniques have determined the victim was probably killed by two blows to the head before being tossed down a cave system shaft. Ouch. That probably hurt a fair amount. The olden days were brutal! The truth of what had occurred at the Sima de los Huesos - Pit of Bones - site in the Atapuerca Mountains, northern Spain, was revealed after researchers in Madrid pieced together 52 fragments of a near-complete skull. It’s like a very morbid jigsaw puzzle. The injuries were not consistent with an accidental fall down the 43ft vertical shaft, the researchers from the Centre for the Evolution and Human Behaviour said. So which TV investigative team are on the case? We vote Bones and Booth at the Smithsonian. More from Catchup News after we put the kettle on and put our feet up, we love a good murder mystery.

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