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21 September 2010
Bronze Age skeleton died a violent death

A skeleton unearthed at Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man in 2008 bears signs that he may have been attacked and died defending himself. Archaeologosts discovered cut marks on his ribs, knees and fingers. The find is significant because it sheds further light on the transformative events that occurred at the end of the Bronze Age; including competition for increasingly scarcer resources and climate change.
     Authorities believe these latest finds, including the remains of a village, funeral pyres, pottery and flint tools, will add to earlier knowledge gained from previous excavations in the area to give a more compelete picture on what Bronze Age life was like in the area.

Edited from BBC News (15 September 2010)

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