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Jul 5, 2014 12:29 AM

Fossilized bone found at Ogmore, but of what?

Hi! Can you help us with this bone, found by my 8-year-old last week?

 

It's about 11 cm long, 8 cm in width and 5 cm "deep" at its bulgiest.

 

Ignore the stick and other stuff in the images. :-)Ogmore_Partially fossilized bone1.jpgOgmore_Partially fossilized bone2.jpgOgmore_Partially fossilized bone31.jpg

 

Thanks!

 

-Adam-

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    Jul 9, 2014 5:45 PM (in response to adamadman)
    Re: Fossilized bone found at Ogmore, but of what?

    This is the knee end of the thigh bone, or distal end of the femur in science speak. The size is about right for Cow or Horse. The left part of the bone on the top photo holds the knee cap (patella) and is the right shape for a Cow. The surface shown in the middle photo is the growth plate which would attach to the rest of the femur and shows that this is from a cow which had not finished growing.

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