📸 Prehistoric Gourd Carving Tools?
Who carved the first Jack O' Lantern? Why did they do it? Was it just as fun then as it is now? All incredible questions and you might be suprised to learn the first Halloween lanterns weren't even pumpkins, but Irish turnips!
Even though the practice has its origins in the 19th century, humans have been using tools to carve, cut, and create for hundreds of thousands of years... just look at the handaxes and scrapers we've found all the way back to the Paleolithic! As we come to this time of year that's full of harvest and joy, let's celebrate the deep history of agriculture and farming that our ancestors have been a part of and join in some FALL FUN!
For a limited time, use code FALLFUN at checkout to take 10% off ALL orders. This offer is good on any in-stock items in our shop. No minimum order! The code expires on Monday, October 31st, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET (GMT-4).
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Cetatea Poenari: Dracula's Castle
This Halloween season, we're excited to offer a brand new piece of haunted history: Dracula Castle Brick. This specimen comes from Cetatea Poenari, the 15th century stronghold of Vlad Tepes III, Prince of Wallachia, and member of the house of Drăculești.
Vlad III is best known today for two things: impalement and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Vlad was born in the early 15th century and would reign as the voivode of Wallachia three times during his life.
The new Dracula Castle is a special limited item — we only have so much material and so the specimen will only be available in the month of October.