Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spook-tacular Artifacts at the Augusta Museum of History - Part I

Shrunken Head

The process of preparing human heads for display was developed by a South American tribe located on the Amazon River. The skull would be removed and the skin treated with herbs in a similar way leather is tanned. This was thought to be done as a way to gain the spiritual power of a fallen enemy.

This item was donated to the Museum by G.L. Straub.

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