Cattle mandible bone

Description
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.
Fos218
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
cattle mandible bone
Simple Name
faunal bone
Full Name
mandible; bos
Dimensions
whole length 330 mm; whole W 210 mm; whole depth 40 mm
Geology Period
Pliocene 5 - 1.8 mya
Period Classification
Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD); Roman (43-410)
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
Collection Site Name
Northam, Westward Ho!
Collection Parish
Northam
Collection Town
Westward Ho!
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA

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