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Contested signs of mass cannibalism

A research team argues that hundreds of people were butchered and eaten at a 7,000-year-old German site

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2:52pm, December 3, 2009

At a settlement in what is now southern Germany, the menu turned gruesome 7,000 years ago. Over a period of perhaps a few decades, hundreds of people were butchered and eaten before parts of their bodies were thrown into oval pits, a new study suggests.

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