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How our prehistoric ancestors celebrated the winter solstice

As we celebrate the Winter Solstice,  we might wonder how these special times were marked by our prehistoric ancestors.  Was it a way of symbolically bringing the dead back to life or a means of making their transition to the afterlife smoother? Here, Mike Williams, the author of Prehistoric Belief, explains what’s known about these midwinter practises in the Neolithic.

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