List of refitting units 77-83

Further refitted antler fragments cannot be listed using the scheme used for the other refitted antlers because the finds disintegrated, either in the course of excavation or during preparation. Disintegration occurs along cleavages in the material, crushed areas of the antler fragments or along previously repaired breakages. Seven of these refitting units are each subsumed under only one inventory number, prohibiting a description as before.

ID: 77
373/313Shed antler, left. The only complete antler in the Bilzingsleben antler material. Broken into five major fragments, the antler is crushed and deformed by contact with other finds. The breakages happened as a result of sediment pressure.

ID: 78
373/271 Shed antler, fragment, right. Six fragments were found, five are mechanically conjoinable. The antler broke under sediment pressure. It has some modern damage.

ID: 79
370/57Antler base fragment, unshed antler, right. This find disintegrated into two parts during laboratory work. The disintegration occurred along a cleavage when the antler was touched.

ID: 80
201/61 (B1) Unshed antler, fragment, left. Two pieces belong to this refitting unit. They were found lying close together; the breakage is heavily encrusted with carbonate and a mechanical refit is therefore impossible. The find comes from the shore terrace, from planum b, close to the shore line.

ID: 81
48/B1 Lower main beam fragment, unshed antler, left. The pedicle of this find broke longitudinally; brow tine and second tine areas are repaired with gypsum.

ID: 82
8/11Antler base fragment, unshed antler, right. Traces of a metal excavation instrument show that the disintegration of the find results from excavation activities.

ID: 83
228/47, 228/48 Pedicle, right, and antler base fragment, right. The disintegration occurs along a cleavage plane between pedicle and burr. It is not known when the find disintegrated.

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