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Shrunken head from the upper Amazon region

Head on a Platter: The Ancient Practice of Headhunting

In 1874, during a formal meeting known as the Tumbang Anoi Agreement , held in Damang Batu, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, all the Dayak tribes gathered for a peace resolution. The meeting had lasted...
At Front - Representation of a warrior holding a trophy head. Background - Nazca fiber "double fish" design displayed at Brooklyn Museum. Source: Front, Public Domain; Background, Public Domain.

The Nazca Head-hunters and their Trophy Heads

The Nazca culture of Peru is perhaps most well-known for the enigmatic Nazca Lines , hundreds of lines and stylized images built into the Peruvian coastal plain. Yet, there is more to this ancient...