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A cut-marked and fractured mesolithic human bone from Kent's Cavern, Devon, UK

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An isolated adult human ulna fragment recovered from the 'black mould' layer of Kent's Cavern by William Pengelly in 1866 exhibits a series of stone tool cut marks. The specimen has been directly AMS 14C-dated to 7314-7075cal bc (OxA-20588: 8185±38 bp) and may be from the same individual as a maxilla fragment dated to the same period. The cut marks are located on the olecranon process, in a position indicative of dismemberment, whereas the fracture characteristics of the bone furthermore sugg...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1002/oa.2261

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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Institute
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Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
31–44
Publication date:
2012-08-23
Acceptance date:
2012-06-17
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1047-482X and 1099-1212
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pubs:508885
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uri:e4485981-9b7d-4ab0-adbd-b41e2f2843ca
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uuid:e4485981-9b7d-4ab0-adbd-b41e2f2843ca
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