Among Himalayan women there is an ancient and traditional folk song. The lyrics describe a goddess so enraged at outsiders who defiled her mountain sanctuary that she rained death upon them by flinging hailstones “hard as iron.”
No, this was much more likely a situation of avalanche + hypothermia + 1,500 years of exposure.
If they had people carrying provisions, probably in some sort of leather packs.
you would think there would be remains of these also if there were leather sandals.
You would think there might also be pottery of some time for carrying
food items. I vote for the idea that some were killed and the rest packed out the goods.
furiousthought: As far as mass murder goes, I'm only really spitballing from my reading/watching crime fiction and the like, but I'd think if it were ceremonial all the blows would have been delivered in the same place, and if it weren't there'd be damage to the forearms, etc. and that would show up in the remains.
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