Skulls in Culture.


Skulls in Culture takes a look at how mankind has regarded and portrayed human (and non-human) skulls through the ages.
Skulls do more than just protect the brain — they also stimulate the mind. Often symbols of mortality and power, they have been employed in human ceremony, ritual, and art for tens of thousands of years. From the ancient animal skulls in Paleolithic burial sites to the curlicued cattle skulls that float like spirits over Georgia O’Keefe’s canvas mountains, cultures around the world have turned to skulls to express ideas about both life and death. -via J-Walk Blog

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