The results of a study published in a journal PLOS ONE, of a skull discovered from an archaeological site, Sima de los Huesos in Spain, has found some interesting facts.
An fully preserved early human skull which accounts to some 4,30,000 years ago, had the presence of Lethal fractures. Which indicates the earliest instance of a Murder in the history of humans during the Middle Pleistocene.
The presence of two fractures of the same kind on the skull, suggests that the person was murdered by another person with two consecutive blows at the head, with apeculiar object.
The journal reports, the injury being on the left side of the skull, it shows that the person who had struck was a right handed person and that the fight could have been a face to face combat, The Hindu reports.
The studies reveal that it was a intentional murder, as a self hurt may not injure the skull to this extent. Archaeologists believe that cruelty even existed in the past as old as some four lakh years old.
Many of such excavations were found in the past including the Mammoth dead bodies which were preserved under the snow hills, for long time. Mammoths are extinct creatures, which is similar to an elephant with a pair of long and large tusks.