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Good fun and good archaeological outreach seem to have been brought together by the admirable Guerrilla Archaeology – see here!

“This week we took delivery of seven deer skulls we will be using to recreate the Star Carr head-dresses. The originals are twenty-one adult red deer skull with antlers altered to be worn as head-dresses.  They all date to the Early Mesolithic, about 9,500 years old, and were discovered at the site in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England.  They may have been worn by hunters as a disguise, but it is more likely that they were part of a costume worn on special occasions, perhaps during religious ceremonies.”

Who wouldn’t want to wear one of those and walk round a prehistoric site?!

Mind you, we know a very nice man that has been doing that for years!

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