Ancient humans drank out of skulls
Published on February 22nd, 2011 | by Admin1
Bello suspects that ice age Britons hoisted hollowed-out craniums in rituals of some kind. Other human bones found near the skull cups show signs of flesh and marrow removal, a result either of cannibalism or mortuary practice. The striking similarities between the cave finds and historical examples of drinking cups made out of skulls further support a ritual role for the ice age receptacles, Bello says.
Story: Bruce Bower, Science News | Photo: Natural History Museum