The relics of bone, antler, stone, shell and copper are of yesterday.
All this time the growing antler is invested with a skin clothed with exceedingly fine short hairs, and is most liberally supplied with blood-vessels; this sensitive skin being called the velvet.
The one complete antler has a well-marked burr and a long undivided beam, which eventually forks.
This deposition of bony matter progresses very rapidly, and although in young deer and the adults of some species the resulting antler merely forms a simple spike, or a single fork, in full-grown individuals of the majority it assumes a more or less complexly branched structure.
With the exception that the right antler is malformed and partially aborted, and that the bones of the lateral toes have been lost, the skeleton is practically complete.
(2) Below this is a stalagmite floor, varying in thickness from 1 to 3 ft., and covering (3) the red earth which contained bones of the hyaena, lion, mammoth, rhinoceros and other animals, in association with flint implements and an engraved antler, which proved man to have been an inhabitant of the cavern during its deposition.
When the first or a new antler is about to be formed, the summits of these pedicles become tender, and bear small velvet-like knobs, which have a high temperature, and are supplied by an extra quantity of blood, which commences to deposit bony matter.
Both sexes are devoid of antler appendage; but in this the musk-deer agrees with one genus of true deer (Hydrelaphus), and as in the latter, the upper canine teeth of the males are long and sabre-like, projecting below the chin, with the ends turned somewhat backwards.
Normally no cup is developed at the summit of the antler.
These new channels had restored the supply to the growing antler.
antler used for crafting pendants is naturally cast - no animals have been harmed.
antler growth in deer.
Just like the Indian pottery lamps which are made with the earth found in the Southwestern deserts, antler lamps are very attractive, rustic lamps that are made from deer or elk antlers.
On page 194, Mr Dempster has an antler growing out of his ass.
With picnic tables and antler chandeliers as decor, the restaurant has nightly specials and events for both lunch and dinner.
Conclusions about daily life can be based only on such isolated finds as a piece of worked deer antler from the Thames at Hammersmith.
antler pieces displaying this from of imagery was not mere idle graffiti.
antler bone, and bird bone is very stiff, yet birds still manage to fly.
antler tools and wooden utensils were all discovered in the layers above the sandy floor.
A 20mm dowel was inserted through the antler and buffalo horn base for strength and to take the 12mm brass screw connector fitting.
Dice were made of antler for the most part, although examples of bone, walrus ivory and jet are also known.
Smith, C. & Bonsall, C. (1985) A red deer antler mattock from Willington Key, Wallsend.
Sambar antler is strong and heavy, having very little pith, and can be worked more extensively than most others.
While both male and female reindeer grow antlers, MOST males will drop their antler by early December.. .
roe deer antler - perhaps used in the grave digging - was discarded on one side of the burial.
Of particular interest was the discovery of fragments of antler tine, some of which had been worked.
In the muntjac the bare bony part, or " antler," is small in proportion to the skin-covered pedicle, and simple in structure; but in the majority of deer the antler increases in size act the expense of the pedicle - which dwindles - and in some species, like the Siamese deer (fig.
While both male and female reindeer grow antlers, MOST males will drop their antler by early December...
A roe deer antler - perhaps used in the grave digging - was discarded on one side of the burial.
Vaulted ceilings commonly found in log cabin great rooms provide ample space for a majestic elk or deer antler chandelier.
Often passengers pack holiday accessories, such as Santa hats, reindeer antler headbands, or wreaths to decorate their cabin doors.
These motifs can be carved from stone, wood, antler, shell, or bone.
The bracelet is made from reindeer leather and is secured with a button made from a reindeer antler.
Most varieties of this costume come with an adorable antler headpiece.
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