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mickk

Whilst preparing a patch of ground for planting, I collected these assorted bones.

 

I eat a lot of meat but do not recognise any of them.

 

Some have been cleanly cut by a saw, maybe for soup. Looks like an electric saw not a hand one tho, as the cuts are very clean.

 

Some ribs may be cat or dog they are not rabbit.

 

The oldest house in the area is only 150 years or so.

The condition of the bones, I would say they are around 100 years old.

Some of the short stocky ones, must be a small powerful animal, so I was thinkng wombat.

Maybe some are vealers, Ive not seen too many small cow bones tho.

One rib is a cow I reckon, but I dont see the usual lamb bones Id expect to find.

Not many small bones either, knuckles and digits and such that come with shop bought meat.

 

I want to check that none are human before the tomatoes get too big.

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mickk

There are no dog chew marks either, or from foxes, no bite marks at all. Most were just under the grass layer, would have been dropped on the ground and absorbed by the soil is my guess.

 

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ynot

Was there a butcher shop there or nearby?

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ynot

Maybe someone had a big party there.

Others will need better pictures of the bones to tell what they are.

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KimTexan

Could they be goat? Have there been any Muslim in the area who could have observed Eid al-Adha or any other group that practices animal sacrifice?

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fifbrindacier

Surely someone like @Harry Pristis, could shime in.

I don't know much about bones, but maybe some of them at least can be from a little kangaroo ? (a shot inthe wild)

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Osteobyte

This is a pile of ungulate bones. I see pig (proximal ulna), and a whole lotta sheep. 

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ynot
On 10/10/2017 at 7:20 PM, mickk said:

The condition of the bones, I would say they are around 100 years old.

A recent test posted by @caldigger showed that bone can be colored by the environment in as little as 1 month.

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Macrophyseter

My opinion is that the bones look burnt rather than fossilized, maybe the previous resident of your house had a grill and decided to bury the bones there? :P

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erose

BBQ

 

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