Early Cosmetic Adornment: In Pursuit of Beauty
Pre-Christ ian Anglo-Saxo n grave finds commonly include a host of toilet accessorie s buried with both men and women - combs ornately carved of bone, antler, wood, or ivory; tweezers for plucking out splinters and unwanted hairs; minute metal ear scoops like tiny spoons meant for cleaning the ear; and personal wash-basin s were all frequent accompanim ents to the afterlife.

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