Animal mandible bone

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.
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Common Name
animal mandible bone
bone (animal)
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Collection Site Name
Westward Ho!
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:36
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:40

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