Friday, 29 March 2013
(Stainsby beck) 29 , 3 ,13 Prehistoric excavation
6 - The horse mandible piece below was excavated approximately 200 mm further into the deposit still buried behind the partially excavated bones shown in this image .
11- This piece was excavated over two metres further into the deposit , from the ancient Human tibia shaft , shown being excavated in an earlier post .
13 - This image shows all the pieces excavated today , they include two horse mandible pieces Capra - ovis horn cores - scapula piece - rib piece - metacarpal piece - bovine mandible piece .
14 - I am not sure whether the groves on this metacarpal are a result of Canis chewing or human use .
16 - I have now had advice from a well respected professional from the United States , that back my own thoughts up about this piece , i.e. the marks are too long too parallel and too regular too be chew marks . I believe this to be a tool of some sort maybe a winding device . Peter Row of Tees Archaeology has viewed these images and thinks they could possibly be wear marks caused by some type of twine .