You will find something about it in this paper: Serjeantson, D. (1989). Animal remains and the tanning trade. In Diet and Crafts in Towns: The evidence of animal remains from the Roman to the Post-Medieval periods. ads D. Serjeantson and T. Waldron. Oxford, BAR British Series. 199: 129-146.
Serjeantson, D. (1984). "The Medieval horn cores." in Penn, J., D. Field, et al. (1984). "Evidence of Neolithic occupation in Kingston: excavations at Eden Walk, 1965: with notes on Medieval animal bone and ground axes from Kingston." Surrey Archaeological Collections 75: 207 - 224.
There are lots of other papers on medieval horn cores which should also be useful to you.
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From: Analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mick Lisowski [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 28 November 2011 11:28
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Subject: [ZOOARCH] Hornware
Are you aware of papers describing the methods of acquiring bovid horns for craft purposes? What I'm interested in is not the craft per se, but the zooarchaeological traces of any kind that stripping the horn may leave on the cores. Maybe you have information about reported archaeological examples which are believed to consist a deposit left by horncraftsmen? Maybe there are described zooethnoarchaeological cases of procedure of treating horn cores by craftsmen?
For any kind of help I would be extremely grateful.