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Case Study: Oryx Trophy Mount

Case Study: Dodo Bones

Another example of alternative object history comes from research carried out on the Dodo bones in the Leeds collection.

Colour photograph  of a bone that is wider at one end than the other. It is dark brown in colour about about 8cm long
Dodo Bone

Harry Pasley Higginson, who sent the Dodo bones to Leeds, is credited with their discovery at Mare aux Songes, Mauritius. While the credit may be also be due to other white men, the bones were likely to have been found first by the indentured labourers sent to Mauritius from India, then part of the British empire.