Somalis used to bury their dead with antelope horns 4,000 years ago

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  1. A你好bc

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    Recent archaeological excavations of a large rockshelter at Buur Heybe, southern Somalia, resulted in the discovery of fourteen human burials of early Holocene age. The Gogoshiis Qabe burials represent: 1) the first primary context prehistoric skeletal remains from Somalia; 2) the earliest chronometrically dated burials from the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti); and 3) the earliest definitive evidence in eastern Africa for grave goods (lesser kudu horns). The mortuary data are examined in light of an ecological model of hunter/gatherer socio/territorial organization which predicts that when critical human resources are spatio/temporally unpredictable and scarce, hunter/gatherers are unlikely to bury their dead in formal burial areas or build grave monuments. Conversely, when resources are abundant and predictable across time and space, conditions will arise that favour the construction of grave monuments and/or formal burial areas, possibly as a means of ritualizing corporate lineal descent
     
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  2. maestro

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    Source on this? Northern Somalia also needs to be excavated
     
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  4. Rooble

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    Interesting so they used Antelope horns in southern Somalia 4000 years ago. I wonder what they believed those Antelope horns would do for the deceased.
     
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  5. McLovin

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    Magnificent beasts

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  6. A你好bc

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    Gerenuk look nicer
     
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    Bro, gerenuks look mad derpy. How could you compare it to the glorious Kudu :westbrookswag:


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  8. A你好bc

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    I wonder if the Somalis are their meat or if they just killed them for their horns to bury.
     
  10. The_Cosmos

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    Probably both. They could've killed them for meat whilst taking their horns.
     
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    This my motherfucking animal fuck you niggas lmfaooo

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  12. A你好bc

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    What the heck is that?
     
  13. McLovin

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    It would be pretty wasteful for hunter gatherers to waste meat like that but that's just my guess. Some San bush men still hunt and eat it tho like they have been for millenia

     
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    No idea what's it called in English. Somali it's Calikud.
     
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