Prehistoric homicide

Researchers have found evidence of a 430,000-year-old murder, the earliest yet. While studying ancient hominid remains recovered from a Spanish cave, the scientists discovered a skull with two gaping head wounds that imply foul play. Learn more in my story for Science News (it was also picked up by the Washington Post, no subscription necessary)

Scientists say the fatal wounds in Cranium 17 were probably the result of violent trauma. (Credit: Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films)

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