07 January 2009

Was this the neighbor's head then?

Interesting bit of news about trophy heads.

According to Science Daily ,

A recent study using specimens from Chicago's Field Museum throws new light on the matter by establishing that trophy heads came from people who lived in the same place and were part of the same culture as those who collected them. These people lived 2,000 to 1,500 years ago.

It sort of disproves prior speculations that these heads might belong to far off folks or enemies of war.

The debate is still on on that issue.

For all we know, it could be how they claim land in that time period.