replicas of ritual headdresses from 11000 years ago

Experimental archaeology can help us to look at the remains of material culture in new ways. I heard a paper about the early stages of  this project at last year’s experimental archaeology conference . See what you think about it.

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/04/headdress-reconstruction-throws-light-on-hunter-gatherer-rituals/110620head dresses

 

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2 comments

  1. Why would a shaman need 40+ headdresses when 1 is enough? More likely these were worn by hunters (plus skin) to simulate animals to facilitate closer approach to herd and increase likelihood of successful hunt.

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