The Scotlands First Settlers project found a boar;s tusk at the Mesolithic
site of Applecross in Wester Ross http://www.moray.ac.uk/ccs/settlers.htm .
If you want a photo I can send you one - just let me know
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From: "Mike Reed" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 10:36 PM
Subject: Boars Tusk?.....
> Hi everyone,
> I know this is a little off topic but I'm stumped. Last summer, whilst
> around in the shallows on our small local chalkstream (Box Brook,
> laying in the gravel I found what I believe may be a boars tusk of some
> antiquity. I say may be, because I don't have any picture or useful
> to compare it
> to, nor have I found one on the net. As I say, it is very, very old and
> is not made of antler, horn or bone (or plastic). Sadly, I don't own a
> digital camera either, so I can't post any pictures. I wonder if someone
> the list may be able to help or give me directions as to how I might
> identify it for sure?
> Many thanks, Mike.