Finds at Under the Uplands

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  • Partial cranium from hyena (Crocuta crocuta) from Victoria Cave

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Registered Find Basics


    • The crest of a cranium from a hyena (Crocuta crocuta), showing the saggital crest which held the powerful jaw muscles. This specimen was found during the excavation in the 1870’s and belonging to the 125000-year-old Ipswichian interglacial. An example of the fauna that used Victoria Cave as a denning refuge, along with the cranium other examples of recovered hyena skeletal remains include Jaw and coprolite. It is currently archived in the Tot Lord collection in Yorkshire.
      • Nigel Steel
    • 20-12-2016

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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