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Apr 25, 2013 8:04 AM

Who's bone was this?

Hi, my daughter found this weathered bone on a beach in Dorset. We know its from the spine - but who's? Any suggestions to its origins would be appreciated

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    Apr 25, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to Yettispaff)
    Re: Who's bone was this?


    This is the Atlas bone (the first cervical vertebra) of an ungulate. It may be a type of deer, but the only specimen that matches its size in the small collection I have is sheep. It is too small for Red Deer, so maybe Roe Deer or indeed Sheep may be the ID.



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