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Astragalus - Bone, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 32184 2
- Alternative Name(s): Knucklebone
This astragalus bone was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It is from the hindquarter of a goat or sheep and part of a group of eight that may have been used to play the game knucklebones.
'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)
To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||30.0 mm (Height), 20.0 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||children s play, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||(To Be Classified)|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Lot Area Unit:||41H/3/430|