Dog skull

This dog skull was found with several others in a medieval rubbish pit in Exeter.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
dog skull
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
dog skull
whole length 145 mm; whole width 95 mm; whole depth 60 mm
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Family Group

bone (animal)
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Trichay Street (1972-4)
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

    There are 2 comments

    • It would be nice to have some measurements included in the details – I was really checking as I’d like to base a novel in medieval Exeter and wanted to know what ‘type’ of dog this may have been. As it stands, this is just a ‘dog skull’, but I’d really like to know what kind of dog – terrier-type? Guard (Mastiff) type? Some kind of crossbred mongrel? With no sizing I can’t guess – even better would be for you to tell me what kind of dog it was!

    • Holly Morgenroth
      29 August 2018 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Dear Jane,
      We will look into this for you and get back to you.
      Best wishes

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