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Paul Mortimer’s replica of the helmet from Mound 1, Sutton Hoo, bearing a definitive early medieval archaeotache

In 2010 and 2013, I decided to take part in the charity fund-raising phenomenon known as Movember. This November, I’m back, with a new archaeotache in progress, a new fundraising page for supporters to give generously, and a new team: Raedwald’s Stiff Upper Lip.

Who will join the team? Who will stand up in support of men’s health and donate to ‘Raedwald’s Stiff Upper Lip’?

The next few days will see…

In addition to raising awareness of, and money for, men’s health issues, I hope to use this month to tweet and post a series of images of some of the best of early medieval moustaches, or just early medieval sites where moustaches may once have quite possibly have been grown and prickled, stroked and waxed, preened and de-loused.

So from the high crosses of the Irish MO-nastery of MO-nasterboice

From the face-urn from MO-rkshall to the princely helmet from Sutton MOo…

From goldgubbers from Sorte MO-ld to from the Iron Age treasures in the MO-esgaard Museum, Aarhus

From the Pictish MO-nastery of Port-MO-homack to the carved stones at Aberlem-MO…

From the Viking stones at MO-ghauld on the island the Romans called MO-na, to the crosses at Pen-MO-n on Ynys MO-n…

let the archaeotaches rise up and grow with pride in honour of Movember!

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