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From Sollas, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

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These animal bones were found at a wheelhouse at Sollas on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. They have been split for marrow extraction sometime between 0 and 200 AD.

Bone split for marrow extraction, from Sollas, North Uist, 0 - 200 AD

The splitting of bones for marrow extraction was carried out throughout prehistory. Marrow was a valuable part of the diet.

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