Exhibition Objects

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Photograph of a woman’s skull  © 2000 The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester

Photograph of a woman’s skull

Photograph of an Early Bronze Age skull of a woman from Whaley Rock Shelter Nº2. 3,500 years old.

This photograph of the restored female skull was found by A.L. Armstrong and Arthur Court on 30th July 1947 during excavations at Whaley Rock Shelter Nº2. This skull, believed by them to be Palaeolithic, was nicknamed ‘The Whaley Princess’. It has subsequently been radiocarbon dated to the Early Bronze Age to 3,470 ± 65 BP (OxA-4021). The skull is now stored at The Natural History Museum.

Glossary: Anatomically modern humans, Artefact, Assemblage, Backing, Biface, Blade, Bronze Age, Cordiform, Core, Cortex, Creswellian, Culture, Debitage, Early Upper Palaeolithic, Flake, Flake tool, Glacial, Hafting, Handaxe, Ice Age, Interglacial, Late Upper Palaeolithic, Middle Palaeolithic, Neanderthal, Palaeolithic, Pleistocene, Radiocarbon, Retouch, Tool, Upper Palaeolithic