>There was no stone involved, the sides
>of the pits were entirely lined with the horn cores of cattle, (i.e.
>the tough keratin inner, from which the horn sheath had been stripped).
The only use I can think of -on this description without seeing it - would
be to do with making lantern sides or windows, interesting.
>From: "White, Bill" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Stone-lined tanning pits
>Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:17:21 +0100
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> >[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ian
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> >Subject: SPAM:Re: [BRITARCH] Stone-lined tanning pits
> >I don't know about stone-lined tanning pits, but at a London site,
> >'Pre-Construct Archaeology' excavated pits lined with horn cores - this
> >was hypothesised as being concerned with the tanning process.
> >Ian Barefoot
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