Deer antler tine

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Fos150u
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
bone (animal)antler
Common Name
deer antler tine
Simple Name
fossil: bone
Period Classification
Mesolithic (10000-4000 BC)

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unidentified, antler tine