When things don't seem so great in the present, it's easy to idealise the past.
Not so fast!
Archaeology has thrown light on some remarkable and truly brutal events in European prehistory recently. It seems that 7,000 years ago a particular phase of angst and conflict in the Neolithic 'Linearbandkeramik' (LBK) culture of central Europe was kicking off and led to some horrific examples of man's inhumanity to man being left in the archaeological record.
Rupert and Michael duck the crime scene tape and take a peek under the sheet ...