Sketchbook Page 29: Butchered!

April 28, 2011 § 5 Comments

Hacked scapula

Ram scapula with butchering marks that may show intentional patterning.

Also drilled with a series of holes that may have had divinatory purpose.

I would very much welcome any further interpretation of this specimen.

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§ 5 Responses to Sketchbook Page 29: Butchered!

  • Ian Smith says:

    human? what? don’t think so. Maybe i’m missing something, and if so apologies
    Ian

    • pkevans says:

      Many thanks for your comment Ian.
      It might well be me that’s missing something – please can you explain?

  • Ian Smith says:

    Thanks for your reply. The holes in this scapula are very interesting but it’s not a human bone/scapula. What length is it?
    bw
    Ian

  • pkevans says:

    Many thanks to Ian Smith and Dr Jacqui Mulville for correcting me on the species – the butchered scapula would appear to be of ovine rather than hominid origin …

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