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Ancient Brits ate Dead and Made Skulls into Cups

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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Ancient Brits ate Dead and Made Skulls into Cups


www.reuters.com

Ancient Britons devoured their dead and created gruesome goblets from the skulls of their remains, according to new research published on Wednesday.

Researchers from London's Natural History Museum discovered 15,000-year-old human bones in southern England which showed signs of cannibalism and skulls made into drinking cups.
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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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The bones were discovered in 1987 and according to the BBC video report found here this has been suspected for quite awhile, but now with the use of current technology, the researchers conclude that the skulls were prepared using flint tools to form the cups.

The reasons why are still a mystery, a ritual? rival tribes? or just the result of extreme pressures that triggered this as a survival situation?

I have no clue.. but I may think twice if a Briton invites me over for dinner


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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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I would have thought Soup Bowls


I suppose there was No ikea in those days so one might as well use Bones, Back Int day where even a corpse was usefull



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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Very gruesome.

What if they simply found the remains of some victims from one psychotic ancient Brit?

I mean in that era, they'd be good with knives and skinning etc.

Who knows?

If not, they may have been the first to implement recycling into their life. I hope this method doesn't make it onto the survival forum.

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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:31 AM
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During neolithic times, several attempts were made to colonise the British Isles. Many attempts failed due to harsh weather conditions. These finds could be the result of canabalistic actions dur to environmental stresses placed upon those very colonists.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Yuk... wouldn't eating dead people cause severe stomach pains and possible infections?

Also, I do not know enough of ancient druidism to know if this is a stupid question or not, but could this be the begginings of druidism?



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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The question of the day is Jack; has anything changed in the U.K?

Just take a look at the missing bodies in any given year in the U.K?

Hmm, owe and the skull and bones of America, with over 80,000 people missing on the CIA's own web site


Just a little food for thought per se



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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It's simply an illustration of the practices that have been conducted by the evil rulers of this world for millenia. They eat human flesh.

PS. It's a funny looking 'horse' at Uffington, ain't it? You know 'white horse' hill? Next to dragon hill? Just down the 5000 year old ridgeway from Wayland's smithy? You know Wayland's smithy? The burial mound?



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Why would you want to eat at a Brit's house? They are knowen for boiling the crap out of everything....and so are the Scots but at least the Scots add flavour!



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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This is very interesting thanks for sharing!

I think it would be something to do with rival tribes and the cannibalism and skull cups was to lower moral of the enemy or something like that, but who knows i'm probably a million miles out.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
During neolithic times, several attempts were made to colonise the British Isles. Many attempts failed due to harsh weather conditions. These finds could be the result of canabalistic actions dur to environmental stresses placed upon those very colonists.


Except that 15,000 years ago is in the paleolithic era or early mesolithic.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by bluemirage5
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Why would you want to eat at a Brit's house? They are knowen for boiling the crap out of everything....and so are the Scots but at least the Scots add flavour!


1) Scots are Brits
2) The only thing I've ever boiled was an egg
3) I shower daily
4) I have nice teeth
5) I like my dead people to 'mature' for 3 months prior to eating their flesh and turning their skulls into ice cream bowls.


edit on 17-2-2011 by dsm1664 because: spelling of a 5 yr old monkey on acid



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Yuk... wouldn't eating dead people cause severe stomach pains and possible infections?

Also, I do not know enough of ancient druidism to know if this is a stupid question or not, but could this be the begginings of druidism?


Druidism is linked to the Celtic culture and the earliest proto Celtic or Halstatt culture does not enter the scene until the late bronze age around 1200 B.C. Of cause local influences from indigenous tribes could have found its way into local variants of Druidism but at the time when Celtic culture finds its way to the British Isles there are no remnants of these practices that is described above.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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'Ancient Brits'?

Clearly you've never been to Norfolk.


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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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They used the skulls as tea kettles duh!




posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 09:54 PM
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Sorry just made me think of The Silence Of The Lambs. Quote" I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
At least our ancestor had the foresite not to waste.
Good on Our Ancestors
Without them and all of their funny, yet sometimes weird ways, we wouldnt be here today. Cheers to the fascinating past and EAT UP for the future
Just so we can survive.

edit on 17-2-2011 by meathed because: ME MADE MISTAKES, AGAIN

edit on 17-2-2011 by meathed because: more of the last, MISTAKES



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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don't we taste like chicken?


or was it pork? i heard we are delicious anyway.

read this article this morn.

recycle or practice is what no one knows.

alas, poor yorick, i knew him well.

more speculation about motive.



posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Yep, i do have more thoughts( speculations). Since our past is long and yet still undetermined, my thoughts are, since the start of human time, we as a race have worshipped nature, the beauty and the strength it can possess. We,as humans, have made tools and items out of all the strongest parts of nature ever since day dot. So, i am still speculating, but mystical bones from mystical or Strong animals and other human beings were respected, Worshipped. I suspect that our ancestor used these bones to gain strenght or insite from the departed, even today we use similiar parts of animals today. ( Herbal remidies). I dont think its cannibalism, I think its a sign of respect of the past and to use the parts of the loved, respected and departed to gain their knowledge and to gain strength. Just a thought.
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posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Ah yes, but fear most the alien queen!
We would all be better off, if from now on, only peoples who actually had peaceful civilized beginnings tried to take over the world.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 01:28 AM
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SAY WHAT?



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