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Violent Stone Age hunters

There are often traces of violence on Stone Age skeletons. A man from Bøgebakken at Vedbæk was killed by a very accurate shot to the neck. He was hit from the front, and the arrowhead was still lodged in his throat, when he was buried 7000 years ago. Traces of violence can be seen on other skeletons. The man from Korsør Nor fell victim to one or more blows to the head, which he survived. Perhaps these traces of violence and murder are evidence of territorial struggles, resulting from the increased population density at the end of Mesolithic period. 

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