lynxdaemonskye submitted: One more picture from the Museum of Osteology. I was surprised at the way a giraffe’s skull looks; I didn’t realize that the ridge in the middle of the forehead was bone, too.
WHOA THIS IS FANTASTIC! Look at those hyper elongated cervical vertebrae! And their ridiculously short humeri and the extended metacarpals and metatarsals! Their skulls just look like gigantic llamas with horn cores. This is amazing! Thank you so much!
I need to start carrying and using my googly eyes again.
On September 19th 1991 Otzi the Iceman was found in the mountains of Italy, thought to be a recent murder victim. Instead, he was discovered to be over 3,000 years old, mummified due to extreme cold. On his body were several charcoal tattoos that include parallel lines and various marks around his wrist and ankles; archaeologists believe these were thought to be medicinal for pain relief or arthritis.
On the very same day of this large archaeological discovery, I was born. Years later I would read a children’s book about mummies and excitedly notice that my birthday was the same as his discovery. From that day forward, my interest in history, anthropology, archaeology, (and osteology in particular) was peaked and there was absolutely no going back.
On July 5th 2012, Otzi and I strengthened our bond. Thanks to Whitney at Love Tattoo in Jenison, MI.
Wow. One of the most legit tattoos.
I am acquiring an Otzi tattoo as soon as I am able. (The lines on the right foot.)