Conjoining antler fragments form refitting units. The refitting units are recorded,
according to identification numbers. A refitting unit consists of two or more conjoining elements. Each refitting
unit is recorded with several attributes.
Neither find is mapped in the plan of the excavation square; it is therefore likely that the finds come
from the Chara limestone horizon. On the other hand, the sequence is more complex in the western trench: the
quartz-rich sands especially, which are perhaps of fluviatile origin, contain finds here. The documentation does not always allow a clear
identification of finds with the horizons of the western trench.
Surface preservation of the finds is identical: weathering
cracks and advanced cortex destruction.
According to D. Mania (pers. communication), the fault in square 277 is affected by circulating water at its north-eastern wing. Neither find is mapped in the excavation square plan; they could come from the Chara limestone horizon or from the
The finds exhibit differential abrasion: the sides
seen during excavation as facing upwards, the lateral sides, are more abraded than the medial sides, which
faced downwards. These sides are partly covered with carbonate concretions. The fragmentation occurred as
a result of sediment pressure. The abrasion event was after the fragmentation of the refitting unit.
Scratches on the lateral sides, arising from movement within the sandy sediment, are affected by the abrasion.
Find c in particular exhibits differential abrasion: the find
is laterally more abraded than on the medial side, which is also more eroded. Analogous to other finds, it seems
possible that the more heavily abraded side was facing upward when encountered in the course of excavation.