A Very Old Dinosaur Bone!

posted Mar 24, 2013, 11:59 AM by Barbara Powell   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 5:33 PM ]

     This is a very old bone.  Separated from its skeleton around 1900.  A neighbor gave it to me for my rock garden.  Not the best use for this old boy.  He was found decades ago by one of her relatives and brought to Northern Nevada.  The old prospectors were fond of bringing back curios from their trips out and this was one of them.  What he is and where he was found is not known.  I have hope that someone more knowledgable will be able to tell me at least what type of a beast might have had such a large internal structure.  It's a cautionary tale, leave the bones where you find them!  Let the scientists at least have a chance at them.  Otherwise all you have is yard art.
Barbara Powell,
Mar 24, 2013, 12:02 PM