Ideas and Evidence in Science: The Kirkdale Cave

Evidence D - bone from cave

Points for students to consider:

This is a photograph of a bone found inside the Kirkdale Cave.  

 

The gnawed ends of the bone and holes are believed to be caused by hyenas.  

 

Pupils may need an example of a normal bone with which to compare it (if possible, a real sample of a bone should be used or a photograph could be sourced).

 

Pitting can be seen on the surface of the bone, which has been caused by the teeth of hyenas.




 
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