Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wild boar skull excavated from prehistoric deposits at Stainsby

  I excavated this piece along side Bos & Cervid bones I first thought it just to be a domestic pig skull, I now know it to be from a wild boar. This piece as with all other finds on this blog was reported to http://www.teesarchaeology.com/  with no response !  I can find no other record of wild boar fossils being excavated in the south west of Cleveland.


 1 - The Excavation

 2 - Finds

 3 - Note how long the snout is and the low profile of the cranium.

 4 The link below shows other sub fossils from the same deposits. 
 http://historyofabeck.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/stainsby-ancient-lake-bed-excavated.html  

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Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.