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Offline The Old Ruminator

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Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« on: August 21, 2019, 01:23:02 pm »
Came out of our latest dig some 30m below the surface. Any ideas please ?

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 05:02:52 pm »
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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 05:41:04 pm »
I need to see the whole bone with scale.

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 06:06:05 pm »
Bos sp.  In other words Cow.  Probably modern.  100 ft down?  Some caver.

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 06:51:22 pm »
Hi, from the photo my wife (via email) thinks it looks like a horse MT (rear cannon bone) and a tooth, probably cattle?

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 06:57:47 pm »
correction. not a tooth its part of the bottom of the MT. Where's it from?
Get them to try refitting the broken bit - goes in the middle of the end to the Left and measure it greatest length and I'll calculate the horse's height.

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 07:04:49 pm »
Ahh. Others have said possibly a small horse.

Will try to get a measurement as I dont have it now.

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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 01:17:17 pm »
I would think a tibia. But without measurments hard to tell if it's from a horse, cow, (roe) deer, pig or ....

But imho it's in the deer family.


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Re: Can Anyone Identify This Bone ?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 10:46:04 pm »
Evidence of Cave Monsters?