Toppled Trees in Florida Reveal 19th-Century Fort where 270 escaped slaves died

Toppled Trees in Florida Reveal 19th-Century Fort where 270 escaped slaves died A post overlooking the Apalachicola River, 200 years ago, housed what historians say was North America’s largest community of freed slaves at the time. Hurricane Michael has given archaeologists an unprecedented opportunity to study its story, a significant tale of black resistance that …

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe

Mass grave of Viking army contained slaughtered children to help dead reach afterlife, experts believe A mass grave of Viking warriors found in Derbyshire was accompanied by slaughtered children in a burial ritual enacted to help the dead reach the afterlife, archaeologists believe. Experts from the University of Bristol have reexamined a huge pit of bones uncovered …

The Stone Age society where disabled children were buried like KINGS

The Stone Age society where disabled children were buried like KINGS About 34,000 years ago, a group of hunters and gatherers buried their dead — including 2 boys with physical conditions — using the utmost care. However, these dead were buried in fairly different ways, a new study finds. The roughly 10- and 12-year-old boys …