Re-purposed bones as tools | Two pieces of bone which have been re-used after they helped an animal to walk and then probably formed part of some people's meals. This third use is very specific. The smaller bone is like one we have in our bodies and has become polished by the oils in a human hand. The Royal Doulton factory used bones like this in the manufacture of fine ceramics. Once the end shows evidence of use, it would be thrown out and another pristine bone would be selected. Clay used in ceramic production is found trapped in the end of the smaller bone.
Nodular flint with a fossil ‘sea potato’ (Echinocardium cordatum) | Unbelievably old, and amazingly beautiful
Radha, but missing Krishna | This is a Hindu offering into the Thames, which has been blessed to receive such things. Radha is one of Krishna's consorts, her right hand would have been on his shoulder and her left on either the flute he would be playing or his left arm. This links with the Thames in the Neolithic period where it featured heavily as an architectural component of many structures which can only be described as ritual. The attached jewellery is a lovely addition
Mesolithic Thames pick dated to c. 8000 BC. | Long and thin, it has not been hafted and is meant for a right-handed person to use to chop, cut, saw – almost could be described as an early Swiss army knife!
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Re-purposed bones as tools | Two pieces of bone which have been re-used after they helped an animal to walk and then probably formed part of some people's meals. This third use is very specific. The smaller bone is like one we have in our bodies and has become polished by the oils in a human hand. The Royal Doulton factory used bones like this in the manufacture of fine ceramics. Once the end shows evidence of use, it would be thrown out and another pristine bone would be selected. Clay used in ceramic production is found trapped in the end of the smaller bone.
Nodular flint with a fossil ‘sea potato’ (Echinocardium cordatum) | Unbelievably old, and amazingly beautiful
Radha, but missing Krishna | This is a Hindu offering into the Thames, which has been blessed to receive such things. Radha is one of Krishna's consorts, her right hand would have been on his shoulder and her left on either the flute he would be playing or his left arm. This links with the Thames in the Neolithic period where it featured heavily as an architectural component of many structures which can only be described as ritual. The attached jewellery is a lovely addition
Mesolithic Thames pick dated to c. 8000 BC. | Long and thin, it has not been hafted and is meant for a right-handed person to use to chop, cut, saw – almost could be described as an early Swiss army knife!

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