What is this bone? Puffin beak ? Spoon billed bird? Looking for help, found in Prince William Sound Alaska on the beach. The only guess I have is a puffin but the thin ridge makes me think other wise.

What is this bone? Puffin beak ? Spoon billed bird? Looking for help, found in Prince William Sound Alaska on the beach. The only guess I have is a puffin but the thin ridge makes me think other wise.

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily deadly the second was, as it would’ve pierced the aorta [1307×1764]

The Porsmose Man, Denmark (Middle Neolithic, c. 2600 BC). The man, 35-40 years of age, was shot by two bone arrows: one (10 cm) piercing his nasal cavity; the second (12 cm) his sternum. While the first arrow wasn’t necessarily… Continue Reading

A spotted hyena takes a juicy bone away from the clan to enjoy in peace… Amazing animals and among the most intelligent in the African savannah, but incorrectly much maligned sadly! [OC]

A spotted hyena takes a juicy bone away from the clan to enjoy in peace… Amazing animals and among the most intelligent in the African savannah, but incorrectly much maligned sadly! [OC]

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

Roman hair pins vith varios details on the top carved of animal bone. Dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. Objects found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Roman hair pins vith varios details on the top carved of animal bone. Dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. Objects found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Roman comb made of animal bone. Object dated back to 4th century CE. It was found in ancient Sirmium current Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Roman comb made of animal bone. Object dated back to 4th century CE. It was found in ancient Sirmium current Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Medieval Skull Clasp, made in 1500, it was designed for the road: it concerns a portable Book of Hours that was carried around by a pilgrim on religious pilgrimage. The clasp holds the book closed, which is decorated with a skull carved out of bone

Medieval Skull Clasp, made in 1500, it was designed for the road: it concerns a portable Book of Hours that was carried around by a pilgrim on religious pilgrimage. The clasp holds the book closed, which is decorated with a… Continue Reading