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Slipknot Shaman

By Cris

Over at Live Science, Owen Jarus reports on a visually stunning and spooky mask recently discovered in Pennsylvania:

Slipknot Shaman

The lead archaeologist thinks the mask dates to about 900 AD and may have been used by a shaman. Other archaeologists think the mask may be more recent and aren’t sure whether it was a ritual or personal item.

Interpreting objects such as this is always fraught with difficulty and in the absence of additional context, we are left to speculate. If I had to guess, I would say the mask was made and used by an aboriginal musician who presaged the appearance of Slipknot:

Slipknot Shaman


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