Is this to do with the planned cull of hedgehogs
Could you please post a message on your site on my behalf?
Have hedgehog remains ever been found at excavations on the Western Isles of
No hedgehogs - are not native to the islands. I have worked on the western isle
assemblages for a number of years and there is overall an impoverished fauna (no
smaller terrestrial mammals foxes or badgers etc and the larger ones were
probably introduced by humans (e.g. red deer. If you want a full reference on
changes in fauna over pre/history I could give you one.
So narry a hedgehog until their mistaken introduction in the 70s? and I know the
person who bought them over (though they say they never let them out to wreck
How common are hedgehog remains in general on archeological sites? Evidence of
hegdehog butchery? I did spy a calf in spain with what looked like an
attractive hedgehog skin halter noseband to stop him feeding from his mother.
So possible skinning marks then?
Lecturer in Bioarchaeology
School of History and Archaeology