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Cut marked bone © 2000 The British Museum

Cut marked bone

Tool marks made on bone from a large mammal from Mother Grundy’s Parlour. Age unknown

This is a fragment of bone from an unidentifiable large mammal. It was excavated by A.L. Armstrong after 1923 from Mother Grundy’s Parlour, Creswell Crags. Examination of the surface shows a group of approximately parallel grooved lines which could either be cut marks created with a flint knife during filleting away meat or, when more complete, the bone was perhaps used as a cutting surface. The age of this bone is unknown .