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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ancient Brits used skull-cups


About 14 700 years ago people used humans skulls as cups in Britain. They first cleaned the skulls and them used them.

"It was a very meticulous process that just proves how technologically advanced this population was. It also demonstrates a very complex funerary behavior."

"It's impossible to know how the skull cups were used back then, but in recent examples, they may hold blood, wine or food during rituals," said co-author of the study Chris Stringer adding that “a precise cast of the skull-cup from the adult individual will go on display at the Natural History Museum in London on March 1 for three months.”


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