Spotted hyena

Description
Hyenas were hunter-killers and liked to eat young woolly rhinoceros. Hyenas were probably BritainĂªs top carnivores and had teeth that were ideal for catching and holding prey. This skull is about 55,000 years old and was found in Sandford Hill Bone Cave on the Mendip Hills.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 44/1995/696
Simple Name
animal remains
Collector / Excavator
William Beard
Collection Country
England
Common Name
spotted hyena
Family
Hyaenidae
Genus
Crocuta
Species
crocuta
Phylum
Chordata
Material
animal remains
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (700,000-10,000 BC)
Collection Class
Fossils
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production Date
55,000 BP (about)
Collection Parish
Winscombe and Sandford
Collection Town
Sandford
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Site Name
Sandford Hill
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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