Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Bones excavated from the Stainton gravel beds gravels

These pics show the bones after being cleaned.

Two yet unknown radius pieces and humerus.

The orange grains covering the bones are the remains of what they were buried in.

 I believe this is how most of my bone finds started out after being washed from the river gravels.

This was a very lucky find as i am only able to dig small parts of these gravel beds, were the beck has had thousands of years to flush the gravels!

Unknown jaw still completely covered in the fine gravels and sediments from these ancient river gravels, Tees Archaeology have been sent these images and given the relevant information as has the Dorman museum Middlesbrough with so far little interest from tees archaeology and none from Dorman museum Middlesbrough.