Animal mandible bone

Description
Animal bone, like this lower jawbone, was an important material for people in the Mesolithic. Bone could be used as awls, hammers or projectile points and as tools for making stone arrowheads. This example comes from Westward Ho! in Devon.
Accession Loan No.
42/2003/19MF
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
animal mandible bone
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
mandible
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

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