The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP
The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP

Shaanxi skull find shows women were sacrificed in ancient China

Archaeologists find skulls of more than 80 young women in mass grave at Shimao Ruins

The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP
The Shimao Ruins, the site of a neolithic stone city in Shenmu county, northern China's Shaanxi province. Photo: AFP
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