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here are many different things that are leaving this world puzzled and one of the, is for sure some of the inexplicable events that had occurred. One of the most interesting is many fossils (especially of a bison’s head) that seem to have what certain experts call “a bullet hole” right in the center of the skull. This is something that has lately attracted the interest of internet users, especially due to a video that has been trending.

Bison shot by bullet 40,000 years ago?

Within the video, we can observe certain Soviet Scientists describing this strange phenomenon as it does not make much sense. Where would our ancient ancestors have such power or even fire weapons? Ancient Origins has analyzed this phenomenon in detail, also showing the perspective of different experts such as David Hatcher Childress and Rene Noorbergen.

Auroch skull with a bullet-like hole in the forehead. (Source: Reddit)

Those who are against the theory of a hole caused by a bullet focus on the idea that the tip of a spear or even an arrow may have caused this whole. These were the weapons that were commonly used for hunting bison and other animals about 40,000 years ago.

The issue with this theory is that the velocity produced by a spear or arrow is not strong enough to produce such a clean hole. Most fossils that have been discovered and were killed by such ancient weapons had cracks on the skull as the Auroch skull is well known to be a lot harder, therefore tougher to pierce through.

Not only Bison but also our ancestors

Take into consideration that this sort of phenomenon does not only show on animal fossils but also on the skulls of some of the earliest Homo-Sapiens. One great explanation of this is the Kabwe skull which is considered to be one of the most important findings in modern history.

The Kabwe skull, or Broken Hill skull, with its bullet-like hole clearly visible on the site, on display in the National History Museum in London (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Kabwe skull, commonly known as the Broken Hill skull, is one of Africa’s most significant and well-known human fossils. It was discovered at Kabwe, Zambia (previously known as Broken Hill) in 1921 and has long been the topic of considerable research and discussion among paleoanthropologists.

The Kabwe skull is thought to be the skull of an early member of the Homo heidelbergensis species and is estimated to be around 300,000 years old. It had a big skull with a cranial capacity equivalent to modern humans of roughly 1,300 cubic centimeters.

The robustness of the Kabwe skull, which includes high brow ridges and a huge jaw, is one of its most distinguishing traits. Because of these characteristics, some experts believe it is a distinct species known as Homo rhodesiensis.

A range of approaches, including CT scans and 3D modeling, have been used to study the Kabwe skull, revealing data about its anatomy and evolution. It is regarded as an important fossil for studying the early evolution of the human lineage in Africa.

The Kabwe skull, on the other hand, has been the topic of dispute and debate, particularly over whether it represents a different species or is just an early example of Homo heidelbergensis. Some academics have also questioned the authenticity of the skull’s date, which could have ramifications for its position in the human evolutionary tree.

As you can see in the image above, the skull also has a very clean hole. What is interesting is that besides the perfectly clear hole, on the other side of the skull, there is a clear shatter of the skull, such as would be represented by the damage done by a bullet. Once the bullet enters the skull, it shatters into pieces, therefore creating a much bigger hole on the other side or shattering the bone completely, in this case, the cranium.

Strangely, the presence of these exceedingly unique qualities is omitted from descriptions of the Kabwe skull on the Smithsonian Institution and Natural History Museum of London pages, despite the fact that their photographs clearly show the hole in the skull.

Scientific Explanation?

This is where science cannot simply answer this phenomenon. Some have argued that the power bows have become so powerful that they reached the potential of low-caliber guns of the modern era. However, a study shows that bows reached their maximum potential during the Medieval era and certainly not before that.

One of the major issues is how clean and clear these holes are which makes them very questionable. It is hard to say that they have been created using weaponry from that era. A few experts state that the holes may have been created due to a pathological lesion, or in other words due to an internal disease or infection of the skull. This would be a more plausible explanation and taking into consideration that many diseases or viruses from that era have disappeared today could be an explanation.

If this were the case, it is also important to mention that many organisms have evolved to become immune to such ancient viruses, therefore making them even more difficult to trace. This is an article with the intention to develop an argument, but not to assert or confirm a specific theory.

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