In spite of all of those tragic and ongoing occurrences, including the Canadian Federal election, we still like to THINK and ponder the unknown, delight in " the universe", contemplate "things we've never seen before" and examine all things unusual.
So, for the curious, here is something new and different to ponder. It has nothing to do with Japan, radiation, politicos, elections, big oil, or alternative energy.
It is a simple piece of bone, and it's really old. You'll see why. It made me wonder. Is this totally alien? A dinosaur bone? Alien means just means 'unknown', for the record -- I don't have any intention of pretending it's related to E.T. who wanted to phone home , or a bone from an " IncomingBytusichtyosaur" . Maybe we'll have to invent a name for it, who knows?
Will this be the piece of bone to reveal that on this earth, are we just along for the ride?
Some time back in 2006 I was digging a hole and discovered an "unusual" piece of bone. It really is unlike anything I've ever seen. It was found SEALED in undisturbed, wet reddish clay, sealed perfectly, at a depth of about two feet in soil that has never been cultivated or disturbed.
Maybe it's been there for centuries.
As you can see in the photo it is the same colour as the clay, it was DRY but but has since dried out even more. In this photo, it is shown at about 3/4 of life-size, and this photo was taken a couple of days after the clay was washed off. It lacks symmetry and is unlike anything I've ever seen.
|Unidentified Bone found in wet clay (c)2006 r.a. kukkee|
Some people suggest that only human beings have osteoporosis.
Maybe that's a clue, or maybe that concept is just debatable. After all, animal bones have calcium in them too.
The visible marks on the bone in this picture were found after the clay was washed off. The visible hole is not mechanically made, but natural, and round, as are the smaller, peripheral holes. The holes are neatly chamfered, as opposed to having sharp edges.
This is what the UNDERSIDE looks like, it has been sitting on the bookshelf for some time, see the natural colour now ?
|Unidentified bone underside c 2011 r.a. kukkee|
This view shows more osteoporosis, and the protruding side. Where a limb connects, we assume ? All paleontologists and bone people are invited to comment.
Here's a shot of the edge.
|edge--Unidentified bone c 2011 r.a. kukkee|
AND another top view on the shelf.
|Unidentified bone c2011 r.a.kukkee|
So, PEOPLE,,,,,,any guesses? Comments? Know what it is?
All I know is that it's a cool bone, and I know it's OLD.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.