Thursday, 23 June 2011

Staintons unknown geology

The excavation above measures about 1.5 by 2 metres.

This image shows two separate unknown clay deposits, I have recently visited the site with Andy cooper a local geologist who has informed me he believes the deposit is probably alluvial i am waiting for his full report on the sites, and will post any new information as i get it.
There is also a separate seems of red clay running through the blue deposit..

.  There is an identical deposit a kilometre away at Maltby beck, about the same depth in relation to the surrounding land as the exposed layers at Stainton beck.

The blue layer is at least 3 metres deep and sits on top of an older deposit, . The beck is currently cutting through the older red deposit,  and looks to have been doing so for a very long time

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bovine lumbar vertebrae

 Bovine lumbar vertebrae measuring 270 mm widest.
135 highest measurement

95mm front to back max length

Bovine atlas vertebrae

 This bovine atlas vertebrae measures 180mm widest and 100mm highest.
 Weighing 325 grams
 If other information is accurate this is a very big atlas for the bovine species
The hole that  the spinal cord would have been or the  ( foramen) measures 50mm top to bottom 50mm across.