9,000-year-old decapitated head found in Brazil
Radiocarbon dating places the skull around 9,127 and 9,438 years old, says a team crystal rectifier by André Strauss of Germany. That’s a minimum of four thousand years older than previous proof of cut heads in South America and a minimum of one thousand years older than according decapitation cases in North America.
In July 2007, excavation of a small pit in the rock-shelter produced the skull. A pair of severed hands covered the skull’s face. Incisions on one of six human neck bones in the pit denoted where the individual’s head had been cut off.
This is the oldest known case of decapitation in the United States of America