Scientists Trace Violent Death of Iron Age ManScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) — An Iron Age man whose skull and brain was unearthed during excavations at the University of York was the victim of a gruesome ritual killing, according to new research.
Scientists say that fractures and marks on the bones suggest the man, who was aged between 26 and 45, died most probably from hanging, after which he was carefully decapitated and his head was then buried on its own.
Scientists Trace Violent Death of Iron Age Man
Ritual killing huh?
Of course we all know why you would want to quickly decapitate a person after hanging don't we!