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Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves. These burial sites are a treasure trove for archeologists and one particular specimen was so unique that bioarchaeologist Angela Lieverse traveled across the world just to bring it back to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron for examination.

Here, you can see the segmented tip digitally merged with photograph of the broken projectile point recovered from the left orbit; (A) ventral surface; (B) dorsal surface.

Learn more in the press release "Siberian Bronze Age Skull Reveals Secrets of Ancient Society."

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