VN-17 bone

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Classification: handle
Material: bone
Size: length: 6.5 cm, width: 1.2 cm, height: 6 mm
Condition: fragmentary
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° 39' 50.40" N, 10° 35' 6.00" E [from site]
Find date: probably 2011
Find circumstances: probably excavation
Current location: Vintschger Museum / Museo della Val Venosta (on exhibition)
Inventory Nr.: G 2011.44

Inscription: VN-17 (]ḳe·θu)

Sources: unpublished



Animal bone, not further classified. Probably a handle.
Highly calcined. Slivered broken at one end.
Along characters.
Like all the bone findings on the Ganglegg hill the bone dates to 3rd–1st centuries BC (cp. Gamper & Steiner 1999: 50–51).



Gamper & Steiner 1999 Peter Gamper, Hubert Steiner, Das Ganglegg bei Schluderns. Eine befestigte bronze- und eisenzeitliche Siedlung im oberen Vinschgau, Bozen: Athesia 1999.