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To make one bone or ivory comb and its case would have involved the skills of drilling, riveting and fine sawing. Combs were important for hygiene as both sexes wore their hair long. They are often found in burials, placed there for use in the afterlife.

19th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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hair comb artifact hygiene cleanliness saxon craft burial ritual

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