One account is written on the tomb wall of Ahmose, son of Ibana, an Egyptian fighting in a campaign against the Hyksos. Written about 80 years later than the time the 16 hands were buried, the inscription reads in part:
"Then I fought hand to hand. I brought away a hand. It was reported to the royal herald."
American soldiers cut off ears and wore them as necklaces in Vietnam .hello .Modern times this stuff still goes on .
I want to say tribal stuff involved hands saved for war .
I want to say it goes on in the amazon ,But lots of instances