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Skull showing sword-blade trauma, 190319th Century Collection, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.
Egyptian relief of mourning men.
This limestone relief dates to ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E., and is from Saqqara, Egypt.
This relief fragment shows two men, on the right, who make the gestures of mourners. The small cuts in the stone surface above and in front of the figures represent the dust that mourning Egyptians poured on their heads as a sign of bereavement. To the left can be seen the traces of a man in official dress who appears to be hurrying from the opened door of the tomb. Unlike many of the objects in this gallery, the scene suggests distress in the presence of death.
Courtesy of & currently located at the Brooklyn Museum, USA, via their online collections: 69.114. +If you’re interested in learning more about mourning in ancient Egypt, check out this post I did a while ago on the matter.
When the drought set in with a vengeance at around A.D. 1130, the ancestral Puebloan culture known as the Anasazi began to crumble. In his classic work, MAN CORN, Christy Turner documented kivas (subterranean ceremonial chambers) filled with nothing but severed heads, or filled with headless bodies, infants shoved into the ventilator shafts to block the air, cannibalism, and other episodes of extreme violence. The fascinating thing about this new study is not the kinds of violence but the stunning figure that around 90% of the human remains recovered from Mesa Verde, Colorado, (that date to between A.D. 1140-1180) demonstrate trauma to the skull or arms. The warfare, probably caused by a scramble for food resources, must have been constant and ugly.
On August 26, 40 paddlers and a few brave swimmers made their way to Grace Islet in Ganges Harbour, led by a 30 ft cedar dugout canoe from Cowichan Tribes. Holding hands and singing, they came to support demands by chiefs from seven local First Nations to stop construction of a luxury home on this sacred burial ground.
Led by Tseycum Chief Vern Jacks and together with members from the Cowichan, Musqueam and Kwakiutl First Nations, protectors of all ages from Salt Spring Island bore witness to the desecration of the ancient burial cairns, now encased in concrete in complete violation of the site alteration permit issued by the Archaeology Branch. Read more.