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To read about another long-inhabited site in the Orkneys, go to "Neolithic Europe's Remote Heart." reports that a team led by D.

Nihildas of the Archaeological Survey of India has uncovered a settlement near the Poorna River in west-central India.

Nihildas said the site provides the first evidence for occupation of the region in the early Iron Age.

The excavators found traces of a 2,500-year-old bead workshop, including 400 finished and unfinished beads made of semi-precious stones such as carnelian, quartz, chalcedony, chert, agate, and lapis lazuli; iron equipment; pottery; hearths; storage areas; carbonized fruit; and the bones of cows, buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, deer, hare, porcupines, mongoose, cranes, ducks, and turtles.

For more, go to "Discovering Terror." report, Francisco Garrido and Catalina Morales of Chile’s National Museum of Natural History suggest the conquerors of the expanding Inca Empire may have displayed human heads at the remote village of Iglesia Colorada as part of an ideological effort to quell social unrest among resistant villagers.The condition of the bones indicates that all of them had been malnourished.Each of the skulls showed signs of possible scrape marks around the jaws, perhaps to skin them, and holes drilled into the skulls may have been used to string them on rope, the researchers explained.reports that excavations in Pampa La Cruz have unearthed the burial of a Chimú individual whose body was placed in a squatting position and covered with a tabard, a garment similar to a poncho, made of red and yellow feathers.A headdress made of blue, white, green, black, and yellow feathers was also found in the grave.

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