Found Northfleet, Kent. C. 40,000 - 35,000 years B.P.
Length: 11cm, Width: 3.5 cm, Thickness: 3 cm, Weight: 91 grams
The area where this piece was found has been subjected to a great deal of construction activity, including road and railway building. It is likely that it was disturbed through these activities.
As the first part of the bird to enter the world, the beak may have been given symbolic significance and incorporated into a kind of animated tool.