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Paleolithic People Body Painted the Dead, Then Smashed Rocks in Death Ritual

A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to "kill" them.

February 16, 2017
9:21 AM EST
The cave during excavation. Credit: Roberto Maggi

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