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Worked goose radii from medieval England : What were they used for?

Strid, Lena LU (2020) In Quaternary International
Abstract

This paper examines an artefact type of unknown function, found in several places across medieval England. These artefacts are mostly made from goose radii, but other species, such as chicken and hare, are also known. The worked radii have often been interpreted as being related to writing, but a closer examination suggests that they are more likely to be awls.

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Artefacts, Bird bones, Medieval england, Worked bone
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Quaternary International
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Pergamon Press Ltd.
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1040-6182
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10.1016/j.quaint.2020.10.035
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>This paper examines an artefact type of unknown function, found in several places across medieval England. These artefacts are mostly made from goose radii, but other species, such as chicken and hare, are also known. The worked radii have often been interpreted as being related to writing, but a closer examination suggests that they are more likely to be awls.</p>},
  author       = {Strid, Lena},
  issn         = {1040-6182},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  publisher    = {Pergamon Press Ltd.},
  series       = {Quaternary International},
  title        = {Worked goose radii from medieval England : What were they used for?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.10.035},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.quaint.2020.10.035},
  year         = {2020},
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