Easton Dog Skeleton

Skeleton of a dog On display: Wessex Gallery
Neolithic- Early Bronze Age

The dog skeleton was discovered in a circular pit during an excavation at Easton Down in Wiltshire in the 1930s. The excavation of Easton Down revealed a Neolithic flint mining site with evidence for later Neolithic and early Bronze Age activity.

The skeleton was in a sleeping position with its head resting on its front paws, hind legs curled up and its tail between its legs. The skeletal structure and measurements are close in resemblance to a modern fox terrier breed of dog.

 

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