Would appreciate some help identifying and dating the attached bones which I found on a beach at Salthouse, Norfolk in front of a Roman site called Gramborough Hill. Also found some Roman and Medieval pottery at the same location. Local museum were unable to date the bones which show signs of being butchered.
You have a very interesting collection here; with such a variety I will start with basics. There is a large carnivore skull, the size would be consistent with a large wolf. A herbivore scapula, again large, but not very massive so I favour Elk rather than cow or horse. A small herbivore humerus (juvenile), part of a horm core, 2 proximal tibia, 2 distal tibia, 7 vertebra, a piece of pelvis and six other fragments. Almost all of these could be domestic animals BUT that carnivore skull and the scapula suggest to me that you may be looking at ice age remains.
Hello John, I very much appreciate you taking time to look at the photo and views on the collection. It was rather odd to find so many bones in exactly the same place and I'll upload some individual photo's later. Am even more intrigued to think that they may be much older than the Roman pottery that was alongside them, but as it was a beach I'm sure things get mixed up. I thought the carnivore skull was a sheep so am suprised to learn it may be a wolf. Thanks once again. Andy