Exhibit 4


The ceremonial stick

The elks were and still are the dominant animal. In the Baltic region they were, especially at the end of the Mesolithic, quite frequently hunted. And no part of the catch went to waste: skins were traded for other goods or used for the production of clothing, bones and antlers served for making tools and handles. This is one of the most famous finds. The ceremonial stick in the form of a female elk´s head is carved from antler. It has been found in Šventoji 3 site, Lithuania, and dates back to the Early Bronze Age.

Photo courtesy: Prehistoric Lithuania. Archaeological exhibition guide. National Museum of Lithuania, 2000.