Deer antler

This red deer antler dates to the Mesolithic period, over 6,000 years ago, and comes from Westward Ho! in Devon. Antler was an incredibly useful material to the hunter-gatherers and could be used as a digging tool, a hammer for making stone tools, or could be made into needles.
Accession Loan No.
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Common Name
deer antler
bone (animal); antler
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

whole length 400 mm; whole W 190 mm; whole TH 170 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:33
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:37

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