The Edge Effect

Thursday, April 20, 2006

How Do You Like Them Bones?

Here are a couple of photos of bones. These are the most-complete scapulae fom the Swantek Site. They are all bison with the exception of one from a deer (slightly left of the scale ).

Most have smoothed distal edges - digging or hoeing usewear - and some have a worked notch in the middle like in the second picture. It is my understanding that this is related to hide and sinew working. Somewhere on my desk there is an article about that.

No good reason to photograph them all like this, but I wanted to see them all together.

That's a bunch of buffalo shoulders, huh?