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Composite diagram showing distribution of cut marks in the remains. | S. Mays/R. Fryer/A.W.G. Pike/M.J. Cooper/P. Marshall
Archaeology

Medieval Villagers Hacked Their Dead to Pieces in Fear of Zombie Apocalypse

Bones excavated from a village pit in England show signs of mutilation and burning, indicating to researchers that people really did believe that corpses can rise from the dead.

April 4, 2017
2:33 PM EDT
“It tells us that the fear of revenant corpses was real. People really did believe that corpses can rise from the dead.”
S. Mays/R. Fryer/A.W.G. Pike/M.J. Cooper/P. Marshall

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