Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Skull Cups

Scientists recently unearthed well-worked and ritually cleaned skull cups. Skull cups are exactly what you are thinking, used to sip hallucinatory beverages during tribal ceremonies. The skulls, one of a man and two from male adolescents or children, were found in Somerset, England and studied heavily by anthropologists from around Great Britain. The skulls are believed to be expertly carved and chipped by skilled craftsman that specialized in the ritual creation of the product. These skulls date back to roughly 14,700 years ago, relatively early in what anthropologists believe to be a formative period in man's formation of religion and mythology. Its gives rise to the possibility that these aspects of mankind are much older than we had every thought before....
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