VN-10 bone

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Classification: unidentifiable
Material: bone
Size: length: 12 cm, width: 2.5 cm, height: 1.7 cm
Condition: complete
Date: 3rd–1st centuries BC
Date derived from: archaeological context

Site: Schluderns / Sluderno (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Ganglegg
Archaeological context: settlement
(Objects: VN-7 bone, VN-8 bone, VN-9 bone point, VN-10 bone, VN-11 bone point, VN-12 bone point, VN-13 bone, VN-16 bone point, VN-17 bone, VN-18 bone point, VN-19 bone)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 40' 18.23" N, 10° 35' 18.96" E
Find date: probably between 1989 and 1997
Find circumstances: excavation (Pohl and Wieser)
Current location: Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta (on exhibition)
Inventory Nr.: G 2011.46

Inscription: VN-10 (laθur/lumene χa/lu)

Sources: Gamper & Steiner 1999: 48–49, fig. 24.7, fig. 26
Schumacher 2004: 322–323, pl. 13.1
Gamper 2006: 142–143, fig. 76.1



Animal long bone (Ossa longa).
Bone from a foreleg of a sheep (Ovis orientalis aries) or a goat (Capra aegagrus hircus); complete; at the rounded end perforated end-to-end; in the area of the socket also perforated, but not end-to-end and vertically.
Along an inscription in two lines.
Like all the bone findings on the Ganglegg hill the bone dates to 3rd–1st centuries BC (cp. Gamper & Steiner 1999: 50–51).
In Gamper & Steiner 1999: fig. 24.7 (drawing), fig. 26 (photo).



Gamper 2006 Peter Gamper, Die latènezeitliche Besiedlung am Ganglegg in Südtirol. Neue Forschungen zur Fritzens-Sanzeno-Kultur [= Internationale Archäologie 91], Rahden/Westfalen: Leidorf 2006.
Gamper & Steiner 1999 Peter Gamper, Hubert Steiner, Das Ganglegg bei Schluderns. Eine befestigte bronze- und eisenzeitliche Siedlung im oberen Vinschgau, Bozen: Athesia 1999.