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Bone Processing

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Bones, legs, horns, antlers and teeth - it's wonderful what you can use from animals. When there was no plastic, for example, combs and buttons were made from antlers and were accordingly expensive.

Horn is elastic and becomes soft when heated - not only bow ends are made from it, but all kinds of everyday devices.

Archaeotechnician Söhnke Raimann explains in the archaeological open-air museum in Oerlinghausen how bone processing worked between the Stone Age and the Middle Ages.