There was an interesting find at a long term dig in Britain last year. Touted as possibly being the grave of a druid circa CE 43, many archeologists were quick to call this a ‘doctor’s’ grave with ‘roman’ surgical tools. Let’s not forget that this was a period of Celtic tribes in England, and the Celts- invented harvesting implements, pincers and keys; devised the war chariot; forged iron rims for wheels; shod their horses; produced coats of mail; and introduced Romans and Greeks to soap. Items found in this grave included a jet bead, divining rods (perhaps for fortune-telling), a series of surgical instruments, a strainer bowl last used to brew Artemisia- containing tea, a board game carefully laid out. It will be interesting to see what future excavations will find.
Possible Druid Grave Enchants Archaeologists– Speigel Online International, Feb. 2008
Druids belong to the realm of myth — archaeologists have never been able to prove their existence. But now researchers in England have uncovered the grave of a powerful, ancient healer. Was he a druid?…
A British organization that advocates respect for ancient pagan human remains and related artifacts,
and their page on the Essex “Druid”: Honouring the Ancient Dead
And from the middle east:
Earliest known shaman grave site found: study– Reuters, Nov 2008
A 12,000 year old grave unearthed in modern-day Israel containing 50 tortoise shells, a human foot and body parts from numerous animals is likely one of the earliest known shaman burial sites.