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Big Horn Medicine Wheel
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A medicine wheel in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming that consists of a D-shaped stone cairn from which 28 individual stone spokes radiate. The outer circumference has six smaller cairns. The feature may be astronomically aligned.
Whithorn
CATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: Site in southwest Scotland on the shore of Solway Firth, of one of the oldest Christian centers in Britain, founded c 397 AD by St. Ninian. He built a small whitewashed stone church on the site of which a monastery was built about 1130. St. Ninian's Shrine was a popular place of pilgrimage until the Protestant Reformation.
drinking horn
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A drinking vessel, usually curved in shape, fashioned out of animal tusk or horn and sometimes with bands of decoration
horn
CATEGORY: fauna
DEFINITION: One of a pair of bony processes that grow from the head of many hoofed mammals. They are usually permanent hollow sheaths of keratin present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives. Antlers are also horns.
horncore
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: horn core
CATEGORY: fauna
DEFINITION: The hard, bony inner portion of animal horn; the bony projections from the skull which support horns. The horn itself forms a tight sheath around the core, which is removed for horn working. Some archaeological sites have large accumulations of horn cores related to a horn-working industry.
horns of consecration
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: sacral horns
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A common religious symbol of the Minoans, based on the horns of a sacrificed bull. It frequently topped walls or shrines in the palace of Knossos, or was found in sanctuaries and other buildings, and was made of alabaster or other stone. Horns of consecration also appear in artistic depictions.

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