Antler

Description
This deer antler dates to the Mesolithic period, over 6,000 years ago, and comes from Westward Ho! in Devon. Antler was an incredibly useful material to the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and could be used as a digging tool, a hammer for making stone tools, or shaped into needles.
Accession Loan No.
42/2003/12AN
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
antler
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
antler
Dimensions
whole length 500 mm; whole width 260 mm; whole depth 155 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal); antler
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

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