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Date Made/Found: 550-400 BC
Vendor: John Percy Heathcote , 1904 - (?)1981
Material and Medium: Tooth
Dimensions: length (whole) 76mm, length (tooth) 19mm, width (max) 22mm, thickness (max) 14mm, length (perforation) 7mm, width (perforation max) 4mm
Place Object Found: Brassington
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: 1981.1312
This bear tooth, with a hole drilled near the top, would probably have been worn as a necklace. Bears, such as the Eurasian brown bear, lived in the British Isles until roughly 1000 years ago. People hunted bears for food, clothing, and crafting materials. Bears may have also had an important role in early religious practice.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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