Paviland Man

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A buried Cro-Magnon in Paviland Cave, South Wales, the earliest-known British ceremonial burial. He was coated in red ochre to simulate life and had ivory objects, beads, bangle, awls, and shellfish and a mammoth's head buried with him - proof of a belief in an afterlife. The material in the cave has been dated from c 38,000-10,000 years ago (Aurignacian, Creswellian). The skeleton has a radiocarbon date of 26,350 bp.