A simple record of the geology and the fossils, mineralized bone, bone and stone tools, and minerals excavated from it, and any other item that helps record the history and pre history of the deep beck valleys of the south west area of Cleveland,in the north east of England .
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Large mammal c7 cervical vertabrae
These images show a c7 cervical vertebrae that probably belonged to a horse.
It was not excavated directly from the Stainton gravel beds, but could well have been washed from them.
You can tell it is a cervical vertebrae because of the para vertebral foramen on each side of the centrum. But it also has a facet for the head of the first rib. The only cerv vert with a rib facet is the 7th.I receive a lot of welcome advice from very experienced Friends from the United States.