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Right lateral view of the Cioclovina calvaria exhibiting a large depressed fracture.      Source: Kranoti et al / Plos One

Murder in the Paleolithic? Proof of Ancient Homicide Deduced By Forensic Archaeology

A paper published today has concluded that the 33,000 year old remains of a man excavated in a cave in South Transylvania are of the victim of a bloody and murderous attack. The cause of death was...
A man with closed eyes walking into a skeletal death figure, a group of anxious undertakers run after them. Coloured etching by R. Newton, 1794, after himself. (Wellcome Images / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Thanatographia Imago Mortis: The History of Futuristic Forensics

Science fiction and laymen’s superstitions abound with the concept that the image of the killer is embedded in the retina of the victim. Thanatographia is the account of a person’s death experience...