Antler Tools

These were all found during the 2017 excavations.

For more info on T axes / mattocks see the article Facing the Chop by Ben J Elliott. Further conserved antler photos can be seen in our blog post.

Above and Below: Part of a biserial barbed antler point (ie a spear or harpoon)‚Äč, before and after conservation.

Above: Split leg bone of a sheep or deer, the point ends possibly used for boring or piercing

Above and Below: Parts of an antler T-axe

Above & Below: A well preserved antler T-axe, before and after conservation – many potential uses. Only 3 T-axes have been found in Scotland before

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