Tyne and Wear HER(864): South Shields, Tyne Dock, animal bones - Details
South Shields, Tyne Dock, animal bones
During the construction of Tyne Dock in 1855, remains of red deer, together with two skulls of the Bos primigenius, a gigantic extinct ox, were found embedded at a depth of seven or eight feet in the silt.
<< HER 864 >> G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, p. 3 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 81 no. 6