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 .
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
1 - I have been reliably informed that this is a Megaloceros mandible.
2 - The m3 molar matches a lot of the large fossil cervidae m3 molars ive viewed.
3 - The muscle attachments are very pronounced i have no mandible that matches these attachments.
4 - It is the only mandible ive seen with these muscle attachments on the underside of the jaw.
5 - The muscle attachment pattern on the inner cheek again is like none i posses or have viewed.
6 - In this image although not exact the difference in the angle of a line drawn through the nerve
cavity the bos examples are far more severe.
7 - With bos mandibles either side its not hard to see a big difference .
12 - Note the depth of the cavity for the muscle attachments.
13 - 14 Again note the angle difference with the bos example.
15 - I don't believe this is the mandible of a Megaloceros gigantius but it is from a huge Cervid of Equal size.