Natufian Shaman Burial?

This is really cool — an elderly woman buried in the Levant 12,000 years ago with a plethora of grave goods and indications of a feast for her send off.  As reported by Live Science, this was a critical transitional period from foraging to agriculture:

Prehistoric leftovers of a feast 12,000 years ago at an apparent shaman’s gravesite have been unearthed in what is now Israel. Archaeologists say the ritual might be the first clear evidence of feasting in early humans, a sign of the kinds of increasingly complex societies that proved crucial to the dawn of agriculture.

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