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May 26, 2014 2:47 PM

Old North sea bone for ID please

I was given this piece of bone and told it was from the North Sea, maybe Ice Age.

The pictures are not that good but does anyone have any ideas as to what it may be?

 

It's about 18cm in length by about 4cm at the widest point.

 

Many thanks in advance.

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    May 28, 2014 5:22 PM (in response to Ade)
    Re: Old North sea bone for ID please

    I think that this is part of a tibia, photo 890 showing the upper posterior aspect, 893/892 showing the marrow cavity,  887/888 showing the subcutaneous upper portion (the 'shin' bone). From the size it would be large cattle. Being from the North Sea this could include bison and auroch. Elk is another possibility but I think it is too wide for deer.

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