Posted on 31 January 2011
The National Geographic Explorer episode Lost Cannibals of Europe which aired today gives the best explanation to date of the technique developed by to detect the presence of low-temperature cooking in the archaeological record. Hannah's method, originally developed in response to a forensic case, and used by the US Military has been successfully used in the past to detect cooking in Medieval cattle, however the challenge set by the producers at National Geographic was to test a controversial case of cannibalism in the Neolithic. Watch the episode a see what you think.
The images were taken from National Geographic Explorer episode Lost Cannibals of Europe
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