This rough bone needle is one of many craft implements that were found in Victoria Cave, Yorkshire, including spindle whorls and weaving combs. However, they are not believed to be evidence of a workshop, but instead were probably left as offerings by members of a Romano-British cave cult.
Dearne, M J and Lord, T C (eds.) 1998. The Romano-British Archaeology of Victoria Cave, Settle. Research into the site and its artefacts. British Archaeological Reports. British Series 278
Archived in the Tot lord Collection, Yorkshire.
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