This ‘Horse Paraphernalia’ provides fossilised evidence of endemic horse abuse at the end of the Age of Affluence.
Our current curatorial research suggests that the fossil contains intravenous drug paraphernalia. Archival sources reveal that Early Anthropocene carbon neutral solutions placed a huge burden on transport horses for the delivery of essential goods and services. The use of performance enhancing horse drugs was commonplace in this unregulated industry with negative impacts on equitable human-horse relationships. Other interpretations of ‘horse’ are also being investigated by our expert palaeontologists.