Photo: Oldest Shaman Grave Found; Includes Foot, Animal Parts



Archaeologists in northern Israel have discovered the 12,000-year-old grave of an elderly female buried with animal parts and a human foot (illustrated above).



The grave—reportedly the oldest shaman burial ever found—is associated with the Natufian culture, which flourished in the eastern Mediterranean between 11,500 and 15,000 years ago.



Illustrated by P. Groszman.


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