Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Equus Mandible & Scapula excavated from the same deposit ( Stainsby beck Thornaby on Tees )

 1 Bone found deep into the deposit at Stainsby beck, note the Whinstone from the near by Cleveland dyke.
  2 The Equus Mandible is just vissible 4 0 clock from the red tool handle, the deposit is covered by packed gravel bed at this location about 500mm thick.
  3 Washed and dried.
  4 This 2 square metre deposit has now yielded a Human Parietal skull bone, 2 different horse mandibles, and a very large Cervid antler and skull piece.
  5 Note the mineralisation and lack of bit damage, as ive stated before nearly all of the Equus mandibles in my collection, show no signs of the use of a bit, i.e. Periostitis or irregular tooth wear.   
  6  Equus Scapula
  7 Note the preservation
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  1. Hello ,Thank you for your nice comment re pottery Iron Age. I am replying on your blog because I also collect fossils and this post is excellent so will follow. We have a lot in common. I Look forward to more of your fantastic posts

  2. Thank you Rita any input you have regarding my work would be most welcome, I have been told by Tees Archaeology that the black quartz rich pottery pieces ime finding in the lake bed deposits are most likely iron age, but they could not be more specific.


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.