Go back ten thousand years and you will find humans toiling away at the many mundane activities required for survival: hunting, food gathering, making weapons and garments, beginning to experiment with agriculture.
But if you land on the right moonlit night or seasonal turning point,such as the Equinox or Solstice, you might also find them engaged in dance,ceremony or sacred circles……wearing masks or what appear to be costumes, often waving branches or sticks. Most likely, both sexes would be dancing, each in its separate line or circle. Their faces and bodies might be painted with red ochre.
The scene, in other words, might not be too different from the “native” rituals encountered by nineteenth-century Westerners among indigenous peoples of the world.