Monday, November 11, 2019

The 3 Prodigal Sons For Monday Mystery...!

Sometimes a great mystery is found completely by accident. Sadly, when this happens, it opens up a myriad of questions. Here is the story from Listverse.

Prodigal Sons

In 1964, a farmer discovered the remains of three men in a pit grave on the flood pain of Sacramento River. They had died about 1,500 years ago, and all showed signs of extreme physical trauma. One victim had seven arrows embedded in his ribs. Obsidian blades were still lodged in the spines of the other two. This was not a proper burial. Their bodies were splayed out chaotically. There were no grave goods. Experts believe that 560 years ago, central California was a war zone marked by violent territorial battles. Fractured skulls, broken bones, and trophies made of human remains fill the archaeological record from this period.

Isotope analysis of their teeth revealed that the prodigal sons were born and raised locally, but had spent most of their adult life elsewhere—north of the Sacramento River, suggesting that hunter-gatherers had been even more mobile than previously thought. Why had the prodigal sons returned home? And who was waiting for them?

See what I mean? Just one more historical mystery that we will never know the answers to. We have a lot of those, don't we?

Better have our coffee in the kitchen this morning.


Mamahen said...

With all the history we know about, it's amazing what we don't know. Hope you have a good Veterns Day, and thank you for your service to our country:))

linda m said...

It's amazing that you find all these cool stories. Happy Veterans Day to you Mr. Hermit and thank you for your service.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
We should learn something every day, I think.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Hey Linda...
I spend a LOT of time, looking around the web for stuff to post about that is interesting.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

Happy Veterans Day My Friend Thank You for your Service.

Love learning about this stuff, I'm sure there is so much more out there yet to be discovered

Coffee inside is fine by me

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I don't think we will ever catch up. New stuff today becomes tomorrow's history very quickly.
Thanks, dear, for dropping by today!