Posted on Sunday, 20 February, 2011 | 19 comments| News tip by: Persia
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New research suggests the ancient Britons would devour their own dead and make cups from their skulls.
Skulls found at Gough's Cave in the Cheddar Gorge showed clear signs of being worked on to make them in to bowls, bones were also unearthed showing signs of cannibalism. "It's impossible to know how the skull-cups were used back then, but in recent examples they may hold blood, wine or food during rituals," says Chris Stringer who was part of the excavation team.
"Ancient Britons devoured their dead and created gruesome goblets from the skulls of their remains, according to new research published on Wednesday."