Wolf leg bone

This wolf leg bone was found at the Mesolithic site at Westward Ho! in Devon. Wolves were well adapted to life in Britain after the Ice Ages and would have been quite common. Wolves and human hunters would have competed for prey, and would also have hunted each other.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
wolf leg bone
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
wolf: ulna
whole length 265 mm; whole width 45 mm; whole TH 23 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

bone (animal)
Collection Site Name
Westward Ho!
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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