In this blog I aim to explore what evidence there is for how people looked in prehistory, mainly in Europe. I will look at extant clothing, accessories and jewellery from burials and other sites, search out any sculptural or pictorial evidence and I might even consider some written sources (gasp!) in proto-historical periods. There are also a few people whose remains have happily (for us) been preserved through freezing, drying or in anaerobic conditions in watery places, even preserving hairdos and tattoos.
I’m Kim Biddulph of Schools Prehistory and Archaeology. I work in costume a lot in schools and museums (this is me on the right ‘gutting’ a ‘deer’) and want to get a better understanding of how I can present myself more accurately, as well as being genuinely curious about how people looked in prehistory.
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