Evidence of Human Aggression in the Past

Two views of Maba Man's skull show the position (bottom) and closeup detail of the ancient human's head wound.
Researchers from South Africa studied a 126,000 year-old-human skull which, they found near Maba in Guangdong Province in 1958. Using CT scan techniques, they studied the skull in detail and carried out analysis of violence used against the man.

"The scans revealed a skull fracture caused by blunt force trauma. The victim was probably clubbed with a weapon such as a stone, heavy bone, or lump of wood, according to a new study...The blow likely caused bleeding and a concussion—inducing nausea, vomiting, and perhaps even brain damage—leaving the victim prone and helpless, ", reports National Geographic.

Interestingly, however , scientists were also able to see a more gentle side of our fellow ancient beings.With proper studies and analysis, they agreed upon the fact that this attack, although very swere and fatal, still was not the immediate cause of death. They therefore concluded that Mabaman was properly and genuinely cared for, after receiving the injury.

"He probably had to rest up and needed help with food and cooking,"  said Lynne Schepartz, of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa..
"In a hunting-gathering society of that sort, you would really be dependent on others to help you out."

All info as well as the photograph collected from National Geographic website


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