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Decapitated Skeleton of a Nascan Man & Head Jar

Archaeologists working in southern Peru discovered this headless skeleton in a seated position next to a “head jar” (inset) likely meant to serve as a substitute for the missing skull. The age and placement of the burial suggests that the victim was killed in a rite of ancestral worship, the experts say.

Photographs courtesy Christina Conlee

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1 thought on “Nascan Headless Skeleton & Head Jar”

  1. Hm, I think the qualitiy of skeleton is rather good!

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