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
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
spotted hyena
Simple Name
animal remains
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (700,000-10,000 BC)
Production Date
55,000 BP (about)
Material
animal remains
Collector / Excavator
William Beard
Collection Site Name
Sandford Hill
Collection Parish
Winscombe and Sandford
Collection Town
Sandford
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
Chordata
Family
Hyaenidae
Genus
Crocuta
Species
crocuta

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