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19th C. Carved dayak skull lethal wound

19th C. Carved dayak skull lethal wound

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29.0 x 43.4 cm ⏐ 11.4 x 17.1 in (300dpi)

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Human skull from Sarawak, Borneo, carved with Kayan designs. A trophy of war, or of successful raids. A puncture wound is visible on the temporal bone here just above the ear. Asian Civilization Museum Singapore). The purpose of these traditional carvings is unclear. Recent facsimile skulls often use a deeper contemporary "Aso" dragon carving style which was not used while headhunting was common practice in Borneo.

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