Cut marks on skulls from Göbekli Tepe found | ArchaeoFeed
Analysis of skeletal remains from the site of Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, considered as world's oldest temple, revealed cutting marks and holes on skulls, believed to be connected with Neolithic rituals. Details of the cut marks, A, C, D - carvings, D - drilled hole (by Julia Gresky) The markings have been found on three skulls, dated around 9000 BC. The find is considered as being unique, and not seen elsewhere among human remains of that time. The researchers used scanning electron microscopes to look at the features of the cuts and found they were inflicted using a flint utensil sharp flint tools after death of the individuals. Among the cut marks a drill hole has also been found, so the various marks consist of deeply gouged strips across the surface and holes drilled into the top of skulls. Overview of the archaeological site (by Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) The researchers state that throughout history there are different known cases of worship of the skulls known, for