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.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
deer antler
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
whole length 400 mm; whole W 190 mm; whole TH 170 mm
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)
Family Group

bone (animal); antler
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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