Topic ID #36984 - posted 5/1/2016 10:33 AM

First scientific analysis of oldest known shamanic costume in Europe



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 A research team led by archaeologists at the University of York used traditional techniques to create replicas of ritual headdresses made by hunter-gatherers 11,000 years ago in North Western Europe.

Flint blades, hammerstones and burning were among the tools and techniques they employed to fashion reproductions of shamanic headdresses discovered during excavations at the Early Mesolithic site at Star Carr in North Yorkshire.

The research published today in PLOS ONE (open access) is the first scientific analysis of the oldest known evidence of a shamanic costume in Europe. It challenges previously held assumptions over the care and time invested in the modification of the animal’s “skull cap” in order to create these ritualistic artefacts.


http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2016/first-scientific-analysis-of-oldest-known-shamanic-costume-in-europe





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