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Beaver Hair found at Skipsea Withow Mere SSSI

A short note by  Mike Horne

Towards the top of the peat deposit at Skipsea Withow Mere SSSI there were a number of finds of dark beaver hair in 2017-2019. One sample has been carbon dated as being about 4000 years old [3512 +/- 43 and 4529 +/- 32 carbon 14 years BP by Queen's University Belfast].

A sample has been donated to the Geology Collection at the University of Hull by Malcolm Lillie. It has been allocated the catalogue number UoH2022-01 and is being stored with the Lewis Penny Collection.

ancient beaver hair 


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