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Jun 26, 2013 9:37 AM

Collection of Beach Bones near Roman Site

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.

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    Jun 27, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to andyt9294@aol.com)
    Re: Collection of Beach Bones near Roman Site

    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.

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