A strange discovery, a long way from the ocean.(read more)
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Dolphin bones found in Thor's Fissure Cave, Manifold Valley, 4,200-2,800 years old. (Bronze Age)
These dolphin bones were found in Thor's Fissure, Manifold Valley, with other animal remains. It is likely that the bones were carried as amulets by Bronze Age cave dwellers, which is probably how these bones came to be found here.
Thor's Fissure was excavated between 1927 and 1935 by Reverend G H Wilson, revealing 15,000 years of human activity at the cave.
- Description: height 35mm; width 105mm
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)