Monday, 28 February 2011

Cause of death?

Hello again note the large abscess on the side of the jaw!

I believe this killed the animal one way or the other.

Prehistoric mineralized mammal bone. Either becouse of the inabillaty to eat or blood poisoning?
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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Humerus bones.

All these are humerus bones.
Note the differencein sizes.
These two are Equus

As you can see therse quite a bit broken off the top, i think they belong to aurochs young and mature.
                                                            Sorry have just noticed this post !

The statement above was made by myself in the very early days of my work, when i new very little about mammal bones, if the post has missled anyone i appologise !  The two Humerus bones are in fact Equus not bovine.

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bovine (Astrogalas)

Hello all this ankle bone measures 90 mm by 65mm ( 3.5 inch by 2.5 inch ) compared to others ive seen it belonged to a very large animal. It  weighs 250 grams (8 oz )

Horn end

Not enough to atempt an identifacation! but its heavy and has a high natural shine
as ive said before i only ever wash and then buff my bone with a dry cloth.

ancient bone tools
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I found these lower leg bones in another local beck not far from Stainton Village,i believe the first
belonged to a large wild horse. It weighs 1 lb and measures 28 mm long, and 60 mm at its widest point.

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