Archaeologists describe finding “red deer skull tops which were worn as masks.”
“And the artefacts of antler, particularly the antler head-dresses, are intriguing as they suggest ritual activities.”
(Red deer are essentially the same as North American elk.)
So there you have it: antler headdresses and masks go way back.
Despite the recent slump in housing prices, the Star Carr home, originally built for a cost of three flint choppers, is now worth at least fifty bear skins.