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Craft, industry and trade

Worked Antler

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Pieces of roughly worked antler. the slotted and holed pieces are probably rough handles for tools.

 

One antler tine has had the surface runnels removed by a knife, and the ends trimmed and sawn, as if in preparation for use as a handle, but was never completed.

 

The excavations at Whithorn revelaed a number of antler workshops, dating from the 10th to 12th centuries.

Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH069a-e


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