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Tools made from aurochs bones
The hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age used various parts of the aurochs skeleton for making tools and jewellery.

Tools made from aurochs bones

During the Maglemosian period people hunted large animals like aurochs for their meat, but other parts of an aurochs were also used. The skin could be used for clothing. Bones from the animal’s feet, lower forelegs, ribs and shoulder blades could also be utilised to make clubs, axes and fish spears.

Tools made from aurochs bones
The Stone Age hunter-gatherers tried to cut out three bone plates from this shoulder blade from an aurochs. The shoulder blade was found at Brabrand near Århus.
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