Human Skulls used as Ice Age Cups!

Ice Age Skull Cup

Ice Age Skull Cup

Nice to see us Britons getting a first… shame it’s such a gruesome one though! Mind you, what we perceive as gruesome now, might well have been the norm back then?

Bones excavated from caves in southwest England include the oldest known examples of drinking cups or containers made out of human skulls, says a team led by paleontologist Silvia Bello of the Natural History Museum in London.

Measurements of a naturally occurring form of carbon in the skulls places them at about 14,700 years old. Prehistoric cave denizens cleaned the skulls before using stone tools to shape the upper parts of the brain cases into containers, the researchers say.

Read the full story on Discover News: Skull Caps Used As Ice Age Cups.

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