Easton Dog Skeleton
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.
Other items in the Archaeology collection