In Turkey, carved skulls provide the first evidence of a neolithic ‘skull cult’: Modified human crania from Göbekli Tepe provide evidence for a new form of Neolithic skull cult — ScienceDaily

Three carved skull fragments uncovered at a Neolithic dig site in Turkey feature modifications not seen before among human remains of the time, researchers say. Thus, these modified skull fragments could point to a new ‘skull cult’ — or ritual group — from the Neolithic period. Throughout history, people have valued skulls for different reasons, from ancestor worship to the belief that.

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