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Posted By: Senoufou
28-Apr-18 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
All very intriguing. I wonder if reindeer were actually farmed here, or imported as live animals from Scandinavia to be slaughtered on arrival. Or maybe just the horns were brought over. I can imagine a group of dancers looking at the reindeer antlers and thinking how much better they'd be than our native deer horns for their strange dance.
Apparently, bones and antlers have been found in very ancient 'rubbish tips' in England (many thousands of years old) so we must have eaten reindeer meat at one time.