Cow skull

A cattle skull collected during a rescue excavation at Queen Street in the centre of historic Exeter. The skull dates from the Roman period and shows evidence for butchery. It is part of a larger faunal bone assemblage which has not been studied, and the site remains an important unpublished archive.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
cow skull
Simple Name
archaeological archive
Full Name
faunal bone, cow skull
whole length 450 mm; whole width 240 mm; whole depth 150 mm
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Family Group

bone (animal)
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Archaeology
Collection Site Name
Queen Street (1978-9)
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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