This Week in the Ancient Near East

Cult of the Head or Cult of the Dead? Or, Human Sacrifice in the Neolithic, What? Eww!

August 23, 2022

A new article on Neolithic skulls raises questions, like just how did all those skulls get separated from the bodies? Were there human sacrifices in the Neolithic or were there “ancestor cults,” whatever those were? Our contestants must dodge the ick factor to get to the Truth.