Varda wrote:Happy 4,000th, ROU! If that were your age, you'd be as old as this brain!
.... which was preserved by boiling in its own juices. The skeletons were found in a huge fire pit.
My guess is that there will be many of these discovered around the world, as throwing people into large fire pits seems to have been common practice in most early stage pre-civilizations. It was most likely vestigial of the practice of following up the Slo-Pit BBQ with saucing and consumption, until the Great Meteor Event from which, it is conjectured, the human UGH gene was introduced.* Which is consistent with the fact that the brains were not consumed and, of course, dispositive of the possibility that early humans were zombies.
*This gene is responsible for humans' attraction to cats, and revulsion for slugs.