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(Guardian)   British archaeologists take 26 years to determine that a stash of human skulls dating from Roman times might be evidence of Roman head hunters, not just unfortunate debris from surrounding cemetaries. Heads will roll for this   (theguardian.com) divider line 13
    More: Scary, human skull, Museum of London, Journal of Archaeological Science, archaeologists, debris  
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2014-01-15 10:20:12 AM
That's no way to get a head in life.
 
2014-01-15 10:29:50 AM
This delay is an outrage. Heads will roll.
 
2014-01-15 11:26:08 AM
Elizabethans, Cromwell, The Stuarts, and on and on put heads on spikes. A sort of public warning.  I wonder where they got the idea? Oh, wait....
 
2014-01-15 11:31:48 AM
Evidence of shoe making, eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning

Human brains, being relatively large, would be ideal for the cost-cutting leather factory. How to get ahead in sandals, indeed.
 
2014-01-15 11:50:48 AM
Impeach Ceasar! Whar swords of mass destruction? He was born in Greece! Whar birf cert?
 
2014-01-15 12:09:21 PM

Valiente: Evidence of shoe making, eh?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning

Human brains, being relatively large, would be ideal for the cost-cutting leather factory. How to get ahead in sandals, indeed.


The general rule of thumb for brain tanning is that an animal's brain generally provides enough material to tan its own hide. Human brains are large, yes, but if you use the animal's own, you get it at no cost beyond that of the carcass that you already had to buy for the hide. Tough to beat that.
 
2014-01-15 12:12:28 PM
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
 
2014-01-15 01:12:49 PM
I'm all for pure science and research but the real story is how the hell did they get 26 years of grant funding for this?  Not condemning them, i want to know their secrets.
 
2014-01-15 01:15:52 PM
Yes, but what have the Romans ever done for us?
 
2014-01-15 01:28:05 PM
Maybe the Romans need to go to the house?
 
2014-01-15 01:59:05 PM
What makes them think the Romans were the ones taking heads? The locals had something of a passion for that as well...
 
2014-01-15 03:11:54 PM
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2014-01-15 09:36:43 PM
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