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)

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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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