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Current Anthropology Article in the News
Professor Vincenzo Formicola (Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Italy) has been conducting research in different Upper Paleolithic Burial Sites across Europe and his results indicate that the region's population may have practiced ritual human sacrifice. The large number of multiple-burial sites, some containing skeletons of dwarfs and deformed children with ornate burial offerings such as ivory beads, suggests that human sacrifice was a custom in Europe in the period be