Cattle rib bone

This is a bone from a prehistoric domesticated cattle. It was found at Westward Ho! in Devon, a Mesolithic site, but this must be from a later phase of the site as Mesolithic hunters did not farm and did not have domesticated cattle.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
cattle rib bone
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
rib; bos
whole length 540 mm; whole width 100 mm; whole TH 55 mm
Period Classification
Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD); Roman (43-410)
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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