Monday, November 29, 2010

Britain's oldest brain

Britain's oldest brain found

Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust discovered a skull dating back to at least 300 B.C in an area of extensive prehistoric farming landscape of fields, trackways and buildings.

The man had been hanged or strangled, then decapitated, and the head was buried in a small pit. Later the finds officer cleaned the skull’s outer surface which was covered by soil. She felt that something had moved inside the cranium. Peering through the base of the skull, she also spotted an unusual yellow substance.

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