Exhibition Objects

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  • A human skull
    A human skull

    Skull of boy from Mother Grundy’s Parlour. Iron Age, 2,000 years old

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  • Amber
    Amber

    Amber pebble imported to Creswell Crags possibly during the Palaeolithic to Creswell Crags ?Robin Hood Cave. Fossilised tree resin

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  • Antler fragments
    Antler fragments

    Reindeer antler gnawed by spotted hyaenas from Pin Hole. Last Cold Stage (Middle Devensian) , 50,000 - 35,000 years old.

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  • Arctic lemming
    Arctic lemming

    Lower jaw of arctic lemming from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age

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  • Arrowheads
    Arrowheads

    Neolithic flint weapon heads from Mother Grundy's Parlour. 4,700-3,700 years old.

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  • Artefact drawings
    Artefact drawings

    20th century drawings of Middle Palaeolithic quartzite artefacts found in A. L.Armstrong’s excavation in Mother Grundy’s Parlour Paper archive

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  • Artefact drawings
    Artefact drawings

    20th century drawings of Upper Palaeolithic flint tools found by A.L. Armstrong in Mother Grundy’s Parlour

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  • Awl
    Awl

    Awl from Pin Hole made on bone from the lower back leg of an arctic hare. Upper Palaeolithic tool, 12,500 years old.

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  • Awls
    Awls

    Awls from Church Hole made on bones from the lower back legs of arctic hare. Upper Palaeolithic tools, 12,500 years old.

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  • Beaker Pottery Drawing
    Beaker Pottery Drawing

    Drawing of Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age decorated pottery Pin Hole. Age of pottery uncertain.

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  • Beaver leg bone
    Beaver leg bone

    Bone from Dog Hole Fissure. Early Post Glacial/Mesolithic, 10,000 years old.

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  • Bevelled antler point
    Bevelled antler point

    Upper Palaeolithic weapon tip from Creswell Crags. Specific site uncertain. 12,500 years old. Made from antler.

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  • Bison leg bone
    Bison leg bone

    Lower front leg bone of a bison from Robin Hood Cave. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian).

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  • Brown bear skull
    Brown bear skull

    Skull of brown bear from Pin Hole. Middle to late Last Ice Age.

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  • Burnt bone
    Burnt bone

    Bone fragments blackened by burning from Robin Hood Cave. Age uncertain

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  • Butchered horse teeth
    Butchered horse teeth

    Upper Palaeolithic food remains from Mother Grundy’s Parlour, 12,000 years old.

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  • Butchered reindeer leg bone
    Butchered reindeer bone

    Bone from lower back leg of reindeer with cut marks from Creswell Crags, specific site uncertain. Middle Palaeolithic food remains, 60,000 - 40,000 years old

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  • Cave sediment and hare bones
    Cave sediment and hare bones

    Arctic hare bones deposited in Ice Age cave deposits from Church Hole. Hare bones 12,000 years old.

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  • Cave sequences
    Cave sequences

    Drawing by A.L. Armstrong showing the relationships of deposits in Pin Hole and Mother Grundy's Parlour.

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  • Charred hazelnut shell
    Charred hazelnut shell

    Mesolithic food remains, 9,000 years old. Nut shells from Marsh Benham, Berkshire. These are similar to nut shells found at Mother Grundy's Parlour, Creswell Crags.

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  • Cheddar point
    Cheddar point

    Point from Pin Hole made on flint blade. Upper Palaeolithic tool, 12,500 years old.

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  • Cheddar point
    Cheddar Point

    Flint blade from Langwith Basset Cave. Upper Palaeolithic tool, 12,500 years old.

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  • Cheddar point
    Cheddar point

    Upper Palaeolithic tool from Robin Hood Cave. 12,500 years old. Made of flint

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  • Chopping tool
    Chopping tool

    Middle Palaeolithic tool from Robin Hood Cave. 60,000 - 40,000 years old. Made on quartzite cobble

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  • Church Hole drawing
    Church Hole drawing

    Fieldwork drawings by J.M.Mello and W.B.Dawkins of the entrance and profile of Church Hole. Drawn in 1876.

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  • Church Hole drawing
    Church Hole drawing

    Fieldwork drawing by J.M.Mello and W.B.Dawkins in 1876 of the plan to Church Hole.

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  • Church Hole drawings
    Church Hole drawings

    Fieldwork drawings of sediment in Church Hole by J.M.Mello and W.B.Dawkins in 1876.

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  • Core
    Core

    Flint waste left over from making blades from Creswell Crags, possibly Robin Hood Cave. Late Upper Palaeolithic.

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  • Core
    Core

    Mesolithic chert waste from Mother Grundy's Parlour. 9,000-8,500 years old.

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  • Core
    Core

    Waste product from blade making from Robin Hood Cave. Upper Palaeolithic about 12,500 years old. Made of flint.

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  • Core
    Core

    Waste product left over from making flakes and blades from Robin Hood Cave. Upper Palaeolithic 12,500 - 11,000 years old. Made on flint

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  • Creswell Crags plan
    Creswell Crags plan

    Plan of the Creswell gorge by A.L. Armstrong in 1921.

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  • Creswell Crags plan
    Creswell Crags plan

    Plan of the Creswell gorge by A.L. Armstrong in 1921.

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  • Creswell point
    Creswell point

    Flint point from Robin Hood Cave. Upper Palaeolithic tool, 12,500 years old.

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  • Creswellian tools
    Creswellian tools

    Upper Palaeolithic tools from Robin Hood Cave, 12,600 - 12,300 years old. Made on flint blades.

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  • Cut marked bone
    Cut marked bone

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

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  • Cut marked hare bone
    Cut marked hare bone

    Late Upper Palaeolithic food remains from Robin Hood Cave, 12,300 years old.

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  • Discoidal core
    Discoidal core

    Waste product from making flakes from Church Hole. Middle Palaeolithic, 60,000 - 40,000 years old. Made on quartzite cobble

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  • Drawn pieces of bone
    Drawn pieces of bone

    20th century drawings of marked bones from A. L. Armstrong’s excavation in Mother Grundy’s Parlour.

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  • Egg shell
    Egg shell

    Shell from a species of duck from Pin Hole. Age uncertain

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  • Endscraper-burin
    Endscraper-burin

    Upper Palaeolithic dual purpose flint tool from Langwith Basset Cave, 12,500 years old

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  • Engraved fragment
    Engraved fragment

    Upper Palaeolithic or later decorated object from Pin Hole. Age uncertain. Made on bone

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  • Engraving of a man
    Engraving of a man

    Art object made on rib bone of woolly rhinoceros from Pin Hole. Upper Palaeolithic, age uncertain.

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  • Excavation finds
    Excavation finds

    Photograph of objects excavated from Pin Hole and Robin Hood Cave in 1875.

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  • Excavation photograph
    Excavation photograph

    Photograph of west entrance taken during 1876 excavation at Robin Hood Cave

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  • Excavation photograph
    Excavation photograph

    Photograph of entrance of Church Hole taken in 1876.

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  • Excavation photograph
    Excavation photograph

    Photograph by A.L. Armstrong in 1926 of the back leg bone of a wild cow and a flint blade in situ in Pin Hole.

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  • Excavation Photograph
    Excavation Photograph

    Photograph of A.L. Armstrong and G.A.Garfitt outside Mother Grundy's Parlour

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  • Excavation Photograph
    Excavation Photograph

    Photograph of A.L. Armstrong and G.A.Garfitt excavating between Pin Hole and Dog Hole, taken before 1925.

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  • Excavation photograph
    Excavation Photograph

    Photograph of A.L. Armstrong and G.A.Garfitt in Pin Hole soon after 1924.

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  • Excavation photograph
    Excavation photograph

    Photograph of excavations by A.L. Armstrong at the entrance to Mother Grundy's Parlour. Photograph published in 1925.

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  • Excavation Photograph
    Excavation Photograph

    Photograph of G.A.Garfitt and an assistant sieving outside Pin Hole in the 1920s.

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  • Excavation Photographs
    Excavation Photographs

    Photograph of the excavation by the Hunter Archaeological Society in 1960 at Ash Tree Cave

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  • Flake knives
    Flake knives

    Flake knives made on quartzite flakes from Robin Hood Cave. Middle Palaeolithic tools, 60,000 - 40,000 years old.

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  • Flake knives
    Flake knives

    Quartzite flakes from Robin Hood Cave. Middle Palaeolithic tools, 60,000-40,000 years old.

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  • Flaked cobble
    Flaked cobble

    Possible Middle Palaeolithic tool from Ash Tree Cave. Made of quartzite

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  • Flaked cobbles
    Flaked cobbles

    Flaked cobbles made on quartzite from Robin Hood Cave. Middle Palaeolithic artefacts, 60,000 - 40,000 years old.

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  • Giant deer jaw bone
    Giant deer jaw bone

    Bone jaw from Church Hole. End of last Ice Age/early Post Glacial.

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  • Gnawed and digested bone fragment
    Gnawed and digested bone fragment

    Bison bone from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age.

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  • Handaxe
    Handaxe

    Middle Palaeolithic tool from Robin Hood Cave, 60,000 - 40,000 years old. Made of clay-ironstone

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  • Handaxe
    Handaxe

    Middle Palaeolithic flint tool from Robin Hood Cave. 60,000 - 40,000 years old.

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  • Hippopotamus teeth
    Hippopotamus teeth

    Hippopotamus upper tooth rows from Mother Grundy's Parlour. Last Interglacial, 130,000-110,000 years old

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  • Bison horn core and skull fragment
    Horn and skull fragment

    Horn core and skull from Steetley quarry. Middle Last Cold Stage, 74,000 - 60,000 years old

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  • Horse engraving
    Horse engraving

    Horse engraved on rib bone from Robin Hood Cave. Upper Palaeolithic art object, 12,500 years old.

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  • Human skull fragment
    Human skull fragment

    Bone from Robin Hood Cave. Neolithic, 5,000 years old.

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  • Knife blades
    Knife blades

    Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blades from Dead Man's Cave. About 12,000 years old.

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  • Leaf-shaped point
    Leaf-shaped point

    Middle/Upper Palaeolithic weapon tip from Robin Hood Cave. 40,000 - 30,000 years old. Made of flint.

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  • Leaf-shaped point
    Leaf-shaped point

    Middle/Upper Palaeolithic weapon tip from Robin Hood Cave, 40,000-30,000 years old. Made of flint

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  • Leaf-shaped point (broken)
    Leaf-shaped point (broken)

    Middle/Upper Palaeolithic spear tip from Robin Hood Cave. 40,000 - 30,000 years old. Made of flint

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  • Lion jaw
    Lion jaw

    Lower jaw of a lion from Pin Hole gnawed by spotted hyaenas. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian), 50,000-38,000 years old. Bone

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  • Lion tooth
    Lion tooth

    Canine from Robin Hood Cave. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian).

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  • Lynx upper jaw
    Lynx upper jaw

    Upper jaw bone from Dog Hole Fissure. Early Post Glacial/ Mesolithic, 10,000 years old.

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  • Mammoth foot bone
    Mammoth foot bone

    Bone from Pin Hole. Late last Ice Age, 12,500 years old.

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  • Mammoth jaw
    Mammoth jaw

    Upper jaw of a young woolly mammoth from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age.

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  • Marrow probes
    Marrow probes

    Marrow probes from Church Hole made from reindeer antler. Upper Palaeolithic tools, 12,000 years old.

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  • Mesolithic artefacts
    Mesolithic artefacts

    Later Mesolithic waste material from making tools collected from a field close to Elmton Village, Derbyshire. 8,800-5,400 years old. Made of chert.

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  • Mother Grundy’s Parlour plan
    Mother Grundy’s Parlour plan

    Plan of Mother Grundy's Parlour plan by A.L. Armstrong showing excavation areas.

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  • Narrow-nosed rhinoceros jaw
    Narrow-nosed rhinoceros jaw

    Lower jaw of a young narrow-nosed rhinoceros from Mother Grundy's Parlour. Last Interglacial, 130,000-110,000 years old. Bone

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  • Needle
    Needle

    Needle from Church Hole made of bone. Upper Palaeolithic tool, 12,000 years old.

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  • Notched bone
    Notched bone

    Upper Palaeolithic tool or ornament from Church Hole. Made on bone. 12,000 years old

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  • Photograph of a woman’s skull
    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.

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  • Photograph of human jaw
    Photograph of human jaw

    Early Bronze Age jaw from a cave burial from Ash Tree Cave, 3,700 years old.

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  • Pika jaw
    Pika jaw

    Jaw bone from Robin Hood Cave. Last Ice Age

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  • Pin Hole section drawing
    Pin Hole section drawing

    Drawing by A.L. Armstrong of the layers in Pin Hole during excavation between 1924-1936.

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  • Point
    Point

    Upper Palaeolithic weapon tip from Pin Hole, 12,500 years old. Made from mammoth ivory

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  • Points and scrapers
    Points and scrapers

    Upper Palaeolithic weapon tips and tools from Mother Grundy's Parlour, 12,000 - 11,000 years old. Made on flint.

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  • Pollen grains
    Pollen grains

    Pollen from flowering plants extracted from spotted hyaena droppings from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian), 50,000-38,000 years old.

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  • Post card
    Post card

    Notes by Wilfrid Jackson on a post card describing totals of excavated bone, age unknown.

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  • Reindeer antler
    Reindeer antler

    Antler from male reindeer from Pin Hole. Middle Last Ice Age, 37,500 years old.

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  • Reindeer antler
    Reindeer antler

    Antler from female reindeer from Pin Hole. Middle Last Ice Age, 35,000 years old

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  • Reindeer toe bone
    Reindeer toe bone

    Bone from Dead Man’s Cave. End of last Ice Age, 10,000 years old.

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  • Robin Hood Cave drawings
    Robin Hood Cave drawings

    Fieldwork drawings of sediments in Robin Hood Cave by J.M.Mello and W.B.Dawkins in 1876.

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  • Robin Hood Cave drawings
    Robin Hood Cave drawings

    Fieldwork drawings by J.M.Mello and W.B.Dawkins at Robin Hood Cave in 1876 in the western chamber.

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  • Scimitar cat tooth
    Scimitar cat tooth

    Possible Upper Palaeolithic pendant from Robin Hood Cave. Age uncertain.

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  • Section drawing
    Section drawing

    20th century drawing of sediments shown in section from A.L. Armstrong’s excavation in Mother Grundy’s Parlour

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  • Section drawing
    Section drawing

    20th century drawing of a section through sediments in Pin Hole drawn by A.L. Armstrong

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  • Side scraper
    Side scraper

    Middle Palaeolithic tool from Pin Hole. 40,000 years old. Made on a flint flake.

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  • Side scraper
    Side scraper

    Middle Palaeolithic tool from Robin Hood Cave. 60,000 - 40,000 years old. Made on a flint flake.

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  • Side scraper
    Side scraper

    Side scraper from Pin Hole made on a quartzite flake. Middle Palaeolithic tool, 50,000 - 38,000 years old.

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  • Small blades and a scraper
    Small blades and a scraper

    Mesolithic flint tools from Mother Grundy's Parlour. 9,000-8,500 years old.

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  • Spotted hyaena droppings
    Spotted hyaena droppings

    Fossilised dung from Creswell Crags, Mother Grundy’s Parlour. Last Ice Age, 40,000 - 22,000 years old.

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  • spotted hyaena jaws
    Spotted hyaena jaws

    Jaw bones from Church Hole and Robin Hood Cave. Last Ice Age, 40,000 - 22,000 years old.

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  • Spotted hyaena skull
    Spotted hyaena skull

    Skull of spotted hyaena from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian), 40,000-22,000 years old.

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  • Tanged point
    Tanged point

    Upper Palaeolithic weapon from Pin Hole. 30,000 - 28,000 years old. Made on a flint blade

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  • Trimming flakes
    Trimming flakes

    Middle Palaeolithic waste material from sharpening a handaxe from Ash Tree Cave. 60,000-40,000 years old. Made of clay-ironstone

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  • Weapon fragment embedded in piece of animal rib
    Weapon fragment embedded in piece of animal rib

    Mesolithic weapon tip broken off in bone of wounded animal from Mother Grundy’s Parlour. 9,000 years old.

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  • Wild boar jaw
    Wild boar jaw

    Fragment of upper jaw from Dog Hole Fissure. Early Post Glacial/Mesolithic, 10,000 years old

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  • Wild horse jaw
    Wild horse jaw

    Lower wild horse jaw from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age (Middle Devensian), 50,000-38,000 years old.

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  • Woolly rhinoceros jaw
    Woolly rhinoceros jaw

    Jaw bone from Pin Hole. Last Ice Age, 50,000-38,000 years old.

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  • Woolly rhinoceros leg bone
    Woolly rhinoceros leg bone

    Bone from lower part of front leg of woolly rhinoceros from Church Hole. Middle Last Ice Age.

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  • Woolly rhinoceros shoulder blade
    Woolly rhinoceros shoulder blade

    Woolly rhinoceros shoulder blade from Pin Hole gnawed by spotted hyaenas. Last Ice Age, 50,000-38,000 years old.

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