Zombie Brain – 2,500-Year-Old Preserved Human Brain Found
The first zombie brain has been discovered in England. After the discovery of a 2,500-year-old human skull, which belonged to a man probably between 26 and 45 years old, a yellowish, crinkly, shrunken brain was found inside and almost perfectly preserved.
Except for the brain, all of the skull’s soft tissue was gone when the skull was pulled from a muddy Iron Age pit, which leaves the question – how could such a fragile organ survive so long and how the hell did this bizarre preservation take place…Zombified!
How did I come to this conclusion you ask? According to Sonia O’Connor, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bradford, when the skull was found, itwas accompanied by a jaw and two neck vertebrae, bearing evidence of hanging and then decapitation. Cut marks on the inside of the neck indicate that the head was severed while there was still flesh on the bones.
A more realistic explanation for the preservation probably has something to do with water. Scientists believe that after being soaked in a water –logged pit, the brain began to change chemically, developing into a durable material and shrinking to a quarter of its size. However, the chemical details of the new material are still under investigation.
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