I’ve been meaning to highlight Zygoma, a great blog by my friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham. Among other things, he offers, every Friday, a mystery object the identity of which his readers can solve over the weekend. The object is usually a bone of some sort, and quite a few experts gather to pick over them. One of them – one of the best – is only nine.
Well, now I have my own contribution to the canon. While Canis croxorum took me for a walk along Cromer East Beach earlier today, I found this. I have posted two views. The scale is in pounds, shillings and ounces.
I think it’s from a baby seal. A baby, because the ends are rather rough and unformed. At first I thought it was a humerus,but now I think it’s a right femur. If so, then both pictures are the wrong way up. In the bottom picture, the articulation with the pelvis is at the bottom right, and the knee joint is at the top.