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Jan 26, 2014 9:38 PM

Edge Hill bone ident.

Hi, I found this bone protruding from a ditch near to the site of the Edge Hill battlefield in Warwickshire yesterday (I did not remove it form the site). It looks to me like a cattle scapula. The end of the bone has been cut through cleanly in what I take to be part of the butchery process. It is around 10 inches long. It has certainly been there for a while. I would greatly appreciate any help as to the identification. Thanks in advance.

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    Jan 27, 2014 5:02 PM (in response to cardiacade)
    Re: Edge Hill bone ident.

    Rather than being the shoulder girdle I think that this is the Pelvic girdle of a cow. I cannot find a perfect match but the photo below shows the ileal wing of the cow pelvis.

     

    cowPelvis.jpg

    This photo show a historic type of butchery, your 'joint' would have been 4

     

    Skeleton-Of-Beef.jpg

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