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Help with 2 "ice age" fossils

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matthewj984

Hi, 1st time post here, been collecting fossils like ammonites, chrinoids, trilobites etc for a while, but I came across a couple of fossils at a curio shop and was looking for help with ID, the owner of the shop found them near Whitby bay alongside other "ice age" fossils and estimated age at around 10,000BC.

There is a large bone, around 13 inches in length and pretty thick and weighty, the best guess he could give me was part of an ox or bison leg, but curious if anyone can shed more light for me, would be interesting to know which bone and which animal

The second one is clearly a mandible, he didn't give me any information but by looking appears to have belonged to a wild pig/boar, but not sure as it's not a complete jawbone, only about a 6 inch section and any more help would be great.

Apologies for the pictures, had to take them on my phone and the camera isn't brilliant and have a few extras from different angles if people need.

Many thanks for any light anyone can shed on them in advance.

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Bguild

I believe you are correct about the jaw. It appears to be that of a boar.

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Auspex

Yes, the jaw is a bit 'piggy' looking.

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Carl

Oink oink.

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Harry Pristis

The diagnostic ends of the bone are missing.

For comparison:

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matthewj984

Thanks for your help guys, agree with Auspex, little bit piggy looking.

Anyone got any clues about the large bone? More angles available if needed

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calhounensis

As Harry said, the diagnostic ends (distal and proximal) are missing. Would be hard to say for certain.

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