Details for Animal skeletal material

Use for an object made from any part of an animal's skeleton - ivory, bone, antler, horn, tooth or shell.Because this is a large catch-all category, it is essential to enter more information in the Description field. It can be difficult to tell cut-up pearls and shells apart – if in doubt, it is probably better to use ‘Animal skeletal material’ than ‘Gem’.

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British Museum URI: 10232

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Record: BH-EB0768
Object type: PIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An incomplete bone hair pin probably of Ro…
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Record: SUR-708F95
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A fragment of a bone knife handle plate wh…
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Record: LIN-8A14F7
Object type: KNIFE
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Fragments of an iron scale tang knife with…
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Record: NARC-872AD1
Object type: ANIMAL REMAINS
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Description:  An incomplete Horn fragment of Early…
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