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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Osteology Everywhere: I've been doing this too long

I was trying to squeeze a nice picture of the African continent into the Gall-Peters projection, and I suddenly saw something I hadn't seen there before:

The image at right is the fossil, KNM-ER 3228 a 1.9 million year old right pelvic (innominate) bone of Homo (erectus?) from Kenya. Not 100% identical, maybe rotate ER 3228 medially a bit. You know you've been doing it too long when you start to see Osteology Everywhere.

3 comments:

Caroline VanSickle said...

HAhahaha, I love it. I'm going to start looking for innominates that are Africa-shaped in my research. I'll let you know if I find any good ones.

Reed said...

What country would look like a baculum?

The Grave Digger said...

I just saw this: http://www.thesubversivearchaeologist.com/2012/11/stay-at-home-modern-humans-stranded-in.html

and in my brain I saw this: http://www.rkm.com.au/anatomy/anatomical-illustrations/Scapula.jpg