Sunday, 30 December 2012

Stainsby beck

 Horse metacarpal images 1 to 3


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Image 4 shows another Horse Metacarpal but the joint surface differs i think this could be an age thing.
 
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Bos Mandible piece images 5 to 9
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This Bos Mandible weighs 300 grams and when held feels like stone.
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I believe it to be a section of Auroch Mandible.
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For more info and images of mineralised bone found at this location please click the link below
Human and animal fossil bones found so far at Sta...


 
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Stainton gravel beds found at Stainsby beck

The images below show a section of Stainton gravel bed at Stainsby beck





 


 

The same red brown plastic clay  deposit, that the gravel beds sit on top of at all Stainton gravel bed locations, can be seen below the gravel bed

 


 
 

The image above shows the same stoneless Alluvial deposit to be found above the beds at all other excavation locations
 

The orange handled tool shows the top of the gravel bed











 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Human skull fragments excavated

These skull fragments have recently been identified as Human, they were excavated from over two
 metres into the same section of packed Stainton gravel beds, at my main excavation at Stainton beck, that i also excavated a Human Tibia shaft.

 
 
 
 
Human tibia shaft shown below
 















 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Nodules and minerals from the Mesolithic gravel beds of the south west area of Cleveland North East England

 
 
Septerean Nodule containing fossils , excavated deep into the Stainton gravel beds
 
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Unknown possibly flint 
 
1 - I was wrongly informed that this was calcite alibaster, something i eventually worked out was incorrect, its not Calcareouse and very heavy with no streak.
 
 
 
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Septerean nodule containing fossils
 
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Septarian concretion









Vein quartz