Thou shalt covet thy neighbour's wife

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:56 am

Those old Germans had pragmatic solutions for the problem of genetic diversity.
BBC: 3 June 2008 01:59 UK

Ancient man killed 'love rivals'

Prehistoric man may have executed rivals from neighbouring tribes to steal their women, research has found.

A study of 7,000-year-old skeletons, led by Durham University scientists, found that one of the burial groups consisted only of men and children.
This indicated that the women were spared and their capture could have been the motive for the attack.
The findings, from a burial pit in Talheim, Germany, are published in the journal Antiquity.

The 34 skeletons were discovered in the 1980s, but new studies of different types (isotopes) of atoms in their teeth show that they came from three groups - locals, cattle-herders and a "family" of a man, woman and two children.

All the skeletons bore marks to the left side of the skull showing that they were hit in the head with an axe, indicating they were executed while bound.

'Tribal warfare'
The scientists concluded the absence of local females meant they were captured instead.
Dr Alex Bentley, from Durham University's Anthropology Department, said: "It seems this community was specifically targeted, as could happen in a cycle of revenge between rival groups.
"Although resources and population were undoubtedly factors in central Europe around that time, women appear to be the immediate reason for the attack.
"Our analysis points to the local women being regarded as somehow special and were therefore kept alive."
Dr Bentley added: "It looks like tribal warfare on a small scale.
"It's crucial for a group which has a very small population to have access to mates."

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:47 am

And they say the "bar scene" is vicious!
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Post by Digit » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:03 pm

I take it that Errol Flynn wins though Min?

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Errol Flynn ???

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Post by Digit » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:30 am

Cinema star from the dark ages!

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Post by Minimalist » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:54 am

Digit wrote:I take it that Errol Flynn wins though Min?

But of course.....



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Post by Digit » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:00 am

Oh! Oh! Oh! Ow! Ouch! :lol:

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Post by Minimalist » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:28 am

Errol Flinn never said "ouch!"
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Post by Digit » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:32 am

Agreed Min, but I never wrote the script! :lol:

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Post by dannan14 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:22 pm

The Errol Flynn 'Robin Hood' was actually filmed in the town i live in nowadays, at least the forest scenes. i don't know if sets were built here for the rest of it or if the other parts were filmed down in SoCal

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