Deer

This is part of a red deer antler from the Damon Collection. Robert Damon studied fossils from the Weymouth area in the late 1800s. His collection includes important ammonites now in the Natural History Museum. This antler was found in river gravel deposits with other deer and hog fossils.

Find out more on the mammals page.

Common name

Deer

Scientific name

Cervus elephas

Type

Vertebrates > Mammals


Strata

Pleistocene river gravel

Time period

Quaternary

Age

1 million years

Where found

Radipole Backwater, near Weymouth.

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00434