Back in 2007, Andie originally reported on zombie archaeology at Hierakonpolis (the original page has wonderful pointers on defense as well), but now we have more information about stone-age zombification in Europe. The current evidence? Ten thousand year old skeletal material from Europe that shows that these ancient people were detatching skulls from bodies, after death, and smashing them. During the dark ages, when I was a wee undergraduate (and we read paper books), we were told that there was evidence for “sacrificial murder” and/or cannibalism (specifically eating of the brain — very zombie-like) of a Neanderthal specimen from Guattari Cave (Monte Circeo, Italy). However, Tim White and others did a reanalysis of the material and found it to more likely be due to non-human agents (i.e., not zombies).
(Note the enlarged broken “hole” around where the margins of the foramen magnum should be on the bottom of the Guattari Cave Neanderthal skull).