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Monica Huebner

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Monica Huebner

Hey Everyone 

I found this at Twelve Mile Coulee. Any idea on what it is?

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hemipristis

Femur? Cow?

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, Monica Huebner said:

Any ideas on what type of bone this is? I found it at Twelve Mile Coulee today.

Monica,

Welcome to TFF... it is a good place for bone identification and fossil hunters...

You might look at this TFF Thread.. It has good photos of Bos/Bison Femur and Humnerus

 

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Hi,

 

Please don’t send your ID request in two different posts!
You already have answers in the other one. A little patience is needed for the specialists to give their answer.
 
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Monica Huebner

I did not mean to post twice. I’m happy to delete this if I could find a delete button. I am actually very patient. Just made a mistake posting this as I created an account yesterday and I did not realize.

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Fossildude19

TOPICS MERGED. 

 

Newbies make mistakes, and we need to allow for that. ;) 

 

All is well on the Forum.  :zen:   

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pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

I agree with the others in that this looks like the distal end (lower articulation) of a bovid femur (upper leg bone). The preservation is consistent with a sub-recent specimen - in other words, not a fossil - while the fracture appears to be a dry bone one, meaning the bone was broken post-mortem. This is significant, as that means this is not the bone of a butchered animal, but rather indicative of something else having happened to the bone. As most of the bone in engrained with dirt, but the fracture is not, for example, it looks like the fracture is a very recent post-depositional change to the bone. As such, it seem very well possible, also given its size, that this is a bone of a bison.

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