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Star Carr deer bone mask (Trustees of the British Museum / CC by SA 4.0)

The Mystery of the Ritualistic Deer Bone Mask, a Mesolithic Marvel (Video)


The Star Carr archaeological site, located in the North of England, has yielded some of the most remarkable discoveries in recent times, providing insight into the lives of Mesolithic people. One of the most intriguing finds was a ritualistic mask made from deer bones, believed to have been used during hunting expeditions.

The discovery has sparked curiosity among researchers about the role of rituals in the daily lives of our ancestors and how these practices may have influenced their hunting strategies. The mask offers a unique glimpse into the cultural and spiritual practices of a bygone era, shedding light on the beliefs and traditions of our ancient predecessors.

Top image: Star Carr deer bone mask (Trustees of the British Museum / CC by SA 4.0)

By Robbie Mitchell



Don't know if you've ever tried to go hunting with a mask tied to your face, which is the sort of idiocy dreamed up by acedemics who've never gone hunting in their lives. I'd suggest a pre or post ritual in the cave setting..

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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