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Re: metapodial lines

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Lisa Yeomans <[log in to unmask]>

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Lisa Yeomans <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 1 Jul 2005 14:50:25 +0000

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I've been looking at those knuckle bone floors, the Tyers Gate one is 
briefly published in London Archaeologist (2002), vol 10(3). I've reexamined 
the bone from Tyers gate to get more data and recorded the Tabard Sq one, if 
you need more information.  There is also part of tiled floor from another 
site on Bermondsey street where sheep metapodials were used to fill in the 
areas where tiles had broken.
Lisa

>From: Liz Somerville <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Liz Somerville <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [ZOOARCH] metapodial lines
>Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 10:50:27 +0100
>
>And in the latest "Archaeology matters" from the Museum of London there is 
>a brief description of the work on the Bermondsey Tanneries by Frank 
>Meddens (Pre-Construct Archaeology) which includes the following 
>description of the use of bones/horn in buildings:
>"Cattle horns were often used to line pits or drains, and the Tabard Square 
>site has produced an early 17th-century path surface or floor made of horse 
>and cattle long bones. Both here nad at 8 Tyers Gate have been found 
>fragments of decorative floor mosaics made from sheep metapodials"
>
>Liz Somerville
>
>Liz Somerville,
>School of Life Sciences,
>University of Sussex,
>Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG
>
>Phone - 01273 877460 (internal 7460)
>
>email: [log in to unmask]

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