Pit Feature

Hello Everyone!

It’s been a warm and humid couple of days here, but nonetheless we are still working away industriously in our North Field trench. Monika and I recently excavated a strangely shaped (triangular) pit feature, and made some interesting finds! The most exciting of which was a large jawbone with most of the teeth still intact! Using our new found knowledge from our zooarchaeology course with Dr. Deb the week before we came to the conclusion that the jawbone was most likely bovine in nature ( from a cow). The reasons for this conclusion being the sharp, pointed shape of the teeth and the overall size of the jawbone (horse teeth are almost always very square and flat-topped).

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Uncovering the jawbone, without damaging it.

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