Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Thrill is Gone - back to the grind (actually, chipping) with some more strange bones

Well, the skull is finished and we are back to chipping new bones out of the main block and preparing them. We have lots of bones in the line . Most importantly, we another piece of skull to prepare, which is the left rear along the midline. This should have the other half of pineal gland and brain case from the half skull already prepared. This piece of skull and a very strange limb-type bone have been removed from the block, and the 'limb' bone has been prepared. I say limb with some doubt since it's not clear what it is. Here are the pictures:

It may have been broken up before being buried with the other bones. It does not have hollow ends like the other limb bones, though the flat end has a little more to be added from another block. Your guess is as good as mine. 

We have another couple of strange bones that may be part of a pelvic girdle. This one has what looks like growth hollows around three of the four sides, but a smooth curve on the 4th. Here's some pictures: 

And here's a J-shaped bone I may have mentioned before: 
On the other hand, we have a very nice scapula or coracoid that is practically perfect:
and a beautiful pair of a limb bone with an entire nautiloid nestled alongside it. 

So that's all for now, folks
Greg Car