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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,0103.8.b

  • Description

    One small box containing fragmentary remains of teeth (?).

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    13 November 2001

    Treatment proposal

    Examine, X-ray, clean, repair, stabilize, and repack as required.

    Condition

    The fragments of teeth are in poor condition overall. The surface is covered with dirt from excavation and there are many small fragments.

    Treatment details

    The object was examined under the microscope at up to X100 magnification. The large fragments were brushed using a soft brush. The object was packed in a polyethylene bag with a plastazote backing for support.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Acquisition notes

    Finds were discovered during the archaeological excavations before the Visitor Centre was constructed. The National trust donated all of the finds to the British Museum.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2001,0103.8.b

  • Additional IDs

    • SF2148 (Small find number)

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