From the talking shrunken heads in Harry Potter to an explorer in the waiting room in Beetlejuice, shrunken heads have been seen in cultural references for decades. What is the true origin of this icon of tribal craft? In this post, I’ll be telling the true history of shrunken heads of the Amazon.
Having your head removed is usually seen as a finality. But decapitation does not necessarily lead to instant death, and in some cases is not even the direct cause! Many people have heard of chickens running around without their heads (a famous example being Mike the Headless Chicken) and even Soviet experiments on dogs (which […]