Aurochs bone

Description
This aurochs leg bone dates to the Mesolithic and was found at Westward Ho! in Devon. Aurochs are the undomesticated ancestors of modern cattle that would have been hunted by the Mesolithic people of Britain. Meat was important to hunter-gatherers who would hunt aurochs with bows and arrows.
Accession Loan No.
1901/9/5
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
aurochs bone
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
aurochs bone
Dimensions
whole length 370 mm; whole W 120 mm; whole TH 130 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
Collection Site Name
Westward Ho!
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: Vertebrata
Family
BOVIDAE
Genus
Bos
Species
primigenius

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