Boar Tusk Jewelry

1924.02.0125

Photo of Boar Tusk Jewelry

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Boar Tusk Jewelry   (1924.02.0125)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Personal Artifacts : Adornment : Body Adornments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, France?
Period/Date Neolithic, 4500 – 2500 BCE
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 12.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 1.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.7 cm
Weight 21 g
Measuring Remarks These dimensions include 1924.02.0124 because the two are glued together.
Materials Animal--Tooth
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information white (Gy - g 9/10 gy) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

OLD LABEL: HUNTING Early man was an opportunistic hunter of both large and small game. He carried out daring ambushes, driving herds of game into large bogs - reindeer, mammouth, wild horse, and wild bull. Jump and surround techniques stampeded large herds of animals over cliffs and into narrow canyons. Stone Age man invented the atlatl, or spear thrower, which increased the range and force of the spear. Later in this period, he invented an even more efficient weapon, the bow and arrow. By the Neolithic period, domesticated animals provided a more regular source of meat. (9) Bone fragments ith butchering marks. France. 40,000-10,000 B.c. 24.2.423-4, 30.8.56. (10) The boar was hunted, and the slain animal's tusks were often worn as jewelry. France. Neolithic. 24.2.123-7. (11) Jawbone of a deer, hunted prey of Upper Paleolithic people. France.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Baudon Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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