Tyne and Wear HER(866): South Shields, animal bones - Details
South Shields, animal bones
The antlers and bones of the Cervus Megaceros, or extinct Irish elk, occurred in a brickyard of Messrs R.W. Swinburne & Co., at South Shields, near which is the ancient Heortedun. They are now in the Sydenham Palace, and were found in a compressed stratum of dry peat, which lay beneath two feet of ordinary soil and a seam of clay twelve feet thick. Miket assumes these bones are prehistoric.
<< HER 866 >> W.H.D. Longstaffe, 1858, Durham before the Conquest, Proceedings of the Archaeological Institute Newcastle, Vol. I, p. 48 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 81 no. 11