Antler comb, Kettlewell MYD36705 © Kevin J Cale, 2004
This comb was discovered by archaeologists in 1997 during work to replace electricity poles near Kettlewell. It was carved from the antler of a red deer and could be any date from mid-Bronze Age to Anglo-Saxon. The comb showed signs of heavy wear and may have been used to beat up the weft during the weaving of cloth.
Cale, Kevin J (2004) ‘ “Was The Skeleton Lady Dead?” ’ in White, R F & Wilson, P R (eds) (2004) Archaeology and Historic Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occasional Paper No 2 pp105-110