Female shaman (30 yrs old) of Bad Dürrenberg, 7000-6500 B.C., with reconstructed regalia from animal bones, horns, teeth, and shells.
The deceased young woman was interred in a 30-cm thick layer of red hematite, a mineral colourant, together with an almost twelve month-old child. Gifts for the deceased had been placed in the grave, among which were several flint blades, two bone needles, a antler hoe, a polished stone celt (a long, thin, prehistoric, tool similar to an adze, a hoe or axe-like tool) and several decorative plaques from boar tusk.
In addition, there were two bones of a crane, one bone of a beaver and of red deer, 16 red deer incisors, two matching skull fragments with antlers of a roe deer, shell fragments of at least three swamp turtles and 120 fragments of freshwater mussels.
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