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aek

Just curious what this bone might be. It's not a fossil but wondering what the bone experts think... deer or something else? 

 

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ynot

Ankle bone, probably bovine.

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aek
33 minutes ago, ynot said:

Ankle bone, probably bovine.

 Great! Thank you for the fast response!

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Osteobyte

This is a distal femur.

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minnbuckeye

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Hivemind: https://hiveminer.com/Tags/cow%2Cskeleton/Recent  Hits: 337 Pages: 7

 

 

The right end of this bone shows the trochlear groove for the patellar ligament. To each side is the lateral and medial condyles. This matches the unknown item reasonably well. I agree distal femur, epiphyseal fracture???

 

 Mike

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Harry Pristis

 

For comparison:

 

 

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Rockwood
4 hours ago, minnbuckeye said:

epiphyseal fracture

Juvenile ?, or just a plane of weakness ?

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Osteobyte
22 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Juvenile ?, or just a plane of weakness ?

It looks to me like modern butchery. If it was from a juvenile animal, the surface in the first photo would appear unfused rather than sawn/cut on a plane. Also, the line of fusion in a distal femur is just superior to condyles, and not as far 'up' the element as the surface shown here is.

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