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Nov 18, 2012 1:26 AM

Human or animal bone?

Thank you very much in advance for any help with this identification. Is this a human or an animal bone?

 

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    Nov 18, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to polarbear)
    Re: Human or animal bone?

    think it might animal bone.   

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    Jan 13, 2014 4:47 PM (in response to polarbear)
    Re: Human or animal bone?

    Hello Hedgehod,

     

    i foun some like your Bone on a beach in ireland. Did you found out more about the bone ? I was thinkin about Whale but it seems tobe not to fit. For sure it is not a Human bone Please see my picturesBONE1_top1.jpgBONE1_bottom2.jpg

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      Jan 13, 2014 5:32 PM (in response to Kai Hawaii)
      Re: Human or animal bone?

      These bones are the lower ends of the femur. They only fuse with the main 'shaft' of the bone when the animal has stopped growing, so these are from young animals. The lower photos are from a large herbivore (cow/horse), the upper ones are less distinct but on the basis of size may be sheep.

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    Jan 13, 2014 6:29 PM (in response to polarbear)
    Re: Human or animal bone?

    Thank you John, with the information  you provided ( much apreciated ) i got further informations

     

    Horses, as we all know, have many special abilities. Among the less dramatic, but no less important, of these abilities is their ability to sleep standing up. Horses have a complex system called the passive stay apparatus that allows them to do this while using minimal muscular effort. One of the keys to this system is the ability to lock the kneecap (patella) in place, which keeps the stifle extended. The medial patellar ligament is connected to the patella with a flexible extension called the parapatellar fibrocartilage. This is the portion that actually ‘locks’ onto the prominent medial trochlear ridge of the femur. So we have a parapatellar fibrocartilage here T

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