Bible and archaeology news
A recent article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology reports that evidence of an Early Bronze Age massacre has been unearthed at the site of Titris Hoyuk in southern Turkey. Turkish archaeologist Omur Dilek Erdal identified the remains of a 4,000-year-old mass burial of at least 13 men, three women and three children found in a plastered basin buried beneath the floor of a house. The majority of the individuals buried in the grave showed signs of one or more violent cranial traumas, which were most likely caused by blows from battle axes or spears. Erdal suggests that given the development of large scale fortifications at the site towards the end of the Early Bronze Age, the individuals were likely killed by outside invaders.
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