The Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG) is an official Working Group of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) since June 2000. The purpose of the WBRG is to improve communication between individuals studying worked animal hard tissues (especially bone, antler, and ivory) with special emphasis on archaeological finds. A broad diachronic, and multi-disciplinary approach is emphasized in order to promote the exchange of ideas concerning attitudes to and procurement of raw materials, technology, and cognitive aspects of bone working.
The Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG) was formed during an informal meeting of circa 30 specialists at the British Museum in London in February 1997. Since then the group has held biennial international conferences.
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Early neolithic antler axes from Swifterbant, Netherlands.