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Skull reveals Anglo-Saxon teen's nose and lips were cut off 1,100 years ago

Oct 6, 2020
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Who kills a teenage girl and cuts her face off ?!

The explanation must be that she has been a hostage and has been killed since the peace did not last. In order for the family not to be able to recognize her body and give her a formal funeral, they have anonymized the body.
 
Oct 7, 2020
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Who kills a teenage girl and cuts her face off ?!

The explanation must be that she has been a hostage and has been killed since the peace did not last. In order for the family not to be able to recognize her body and give her a formal funeral, they have anonymized the body.
i would guess adultery or fornication. Cut off her lips that she may not kiss, cut off her hair and nose to make her ugly, that no one would ever desire her again....was under impression this was common w anglo saxons pre 1000's
 

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