Friday mystery object #419

This week I have a very real mystery object for you to have a go at identifying, that was recently excavated in Ireland by archaeologists from Irish Archaeological Consultancy and they very kindly let me take a look and share it with you:

I have an idea of what this is, but I’d be keen to hear what you think it might be.

You can put your thoughts in the comments below and hopefully between us we’ll figure it out!

8 thoughts on “Friday mystery object #419

  1. first guess was a sternum, but it’s too thick and heavy for a flying bird.

    second guess, i believe jenn is correct with suidae. their skulls have strong sagittal crests, but a distinctive sweeping, streamlined form, that always reminds me of a classic car from the 30’s or 40’s. The first pic most clearly shows this.

    appears to have been butchered, was it found in roman layered sediment?

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