Beaver skull (Castor fiber)

Beavers were once common in Scotland but were hunted to extinction for their valuable fur and for their 'castoreum' - scent glands beneath the tail used in medicine and perfume. They have been extinct in Scotland since at least the 16th Century

  • Material/Medium: Sub-fossil
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  • Accession number: 1981.925
  • Category: Natural HIstory
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