A most interesting article about pre-historic Britons (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/09/ancient-britons-ate-dead-carved-mysterious-markings-bones/).
Evidence has been found that about 15,000 years ago early Britons ate their dead but then ritually marked the bones. Scarring the bones, researchers speculate, may have been a way to memorialize the dead and even perhaps tell the story of their lives.
It is a strange case of adornment.
Astonishingly, the DNA of bones discovered is a match for a relative living close by the dig to this day! Localism, indeed.