| 4 June 2003
Bones of cavemen warriors found in Spain
Archaeologists in Barcelona (Spain) have announced the discovery of the remains of about 160 bodies killed in a battle more than 4,000 years ago. Dolmens formed the entrance to a cave containing more than 25,000 human bones. Most of the bones were from males and females aged between 12 and 20 years.
The find, near Dosrius in the east of the country, also included around 70 flint arrow heads. Given the number and age range of the bodies, archaeologists have concluded that they had been killed in warfare.
The discovery was the first of its kind in Spain, dates from 1995. It has taken eight years to date and interpret the material.
Source: Iol.co.za (27 May 2003)
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