July 15, 2024

England: Iron Age emblem carved from a human skull

England: Iron Age emblem carved from a human skull

In earlier cultures, people used carved bones for all kinds of activities, not just those of animals. This is once again proven by a find near Cambridge in England: it is a comb made from a piece of a human skull. Experts at the Museum of London Archeology (MOLA) and the paleontological firm Headland Archeology The date of the fragmentary piece from the Bar Hill site to 400 BC. 70 AD, that is, the Iron Age, which ended with the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD. For now, experts can only speculate as to why the comb was made from human bone and whether it was for symbolic reasons.