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New Insights into Mesolithic Antler Headdresses

Posted on 20 April 2016

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.

A new publication in PLoS ONE involving several members of PALAEO examines a number of shamanic headdresses made from red deer antlers unearthed at the Early Mesolithic site Star Carr in North Yorkshire.

For further details, see the full news item on the Department of Archaeology webpages