Human bone

This human leg bone was found on Westward Ho! beach in Devon. It is very unusual to find human bones in these circumstances, and was probably part of burial washed out during a storm.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
human bone
Simple Name
human remains
Full Name
femur; homo
whole length 320 mm; whole width 45 mm; whole TH 30 mm
Period Classification
Late Bronze Age (1200-700 BC); Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD); Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)
Family Group

bone (human remains)
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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