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

Sep 7, 2023
"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.