Finds at Under the Uplands

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  • Bison (Bison priscus) metacarpal from Victoria Cave

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Registered Find Basics


    • This male leg bone is from an extinct type of bison and dates back around 115,000 years, to the last interglacial period. Surrounding finds of a hyena bone bed suggest that the bison had been hunted and the bone deposited by spotted hyenas. Found in 1872 in the lower cave earth inside Victoria Cave, the bone is currently archived in the Tot Lord collection in Yorkshire.
      • Johanna Ungemach
    • 19-8-2016

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  • Context: UTU_3004
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    • Chamber D used in the finds recording system during the excavation in 1870-78
    • Nigel Steel
    • 3-1-2017