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    About 100 Bodies Discovered Stuffed into Ancient House in NE China

    The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies.

    The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed together in the house — smaller than a modern-day squash court — before it burnt down. Anthropologists who studied the remains say a "prehistoric disaster," possibly an epidemic of some sort, killed these people.

    The site, whose modern-day name is "Hamin Mangha," dates back to a time before writing was used in the area, when people lived in relatively small settlements, growing crops and hunting for food. The village contains the remains of pottery, grinding instruments, arrows and spearheads, providing information on their way of life.
    The Hamin Mangha archaeological site is located in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, between the Western Liao (Xiliao) and the Xinkai rivers. It is not too far from the borders of the provinces of Jilin and Liaoning.

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