Archaeologists are baffled by the dark death of this Neolithic woman

A newly discovered skeleton from the Scottish island of Tiree may predate the earliest known case of rickets in Britain by 3,000 years — but that's not even the most interesting about it.

Rickets, a disease caused by Vitamin D deficiency, is commonly linked to a lack of sunlight, and the disease has typically been associated with Victorian Britain's urban slums. But this rickets-infected skeleton is from a woman who lived in a farming community in the Neolithic era.

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