Bronze Age girl buried with more than 150 animal ankle bones, potentially to help her to the next world

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"Radiocarbon dating of the skeleton revealed that the girl was between 12 and 15 years old when she died."

Unlikely. But a very creative typo!

The anklebones certainly could have been ritual objects. But that is the archaeological catch-all for anything that isn't an obvious tool. It could well have been that the ankle bones, being a very sturdy part of a skeleton, were stand-ins for an actual number of animals. A form of currency.